I found this excellent pdf file while searching for invertase levels in honey bees. I read that Invertase
which is an enzyme that converts sucrose (table sugar) into glucose and fructose. I was wondering if I could
find a study was done that would reveal if this critical enzyme involved in bee nutrition was in any way affected
by all that is going on with them these days. I haven't found it yet, but I'll keep on it just the same.
This pdf file I did find otherwise is 150 pages full of info I haven't seen yet anywhere else. It's has if I
counted right 183 different pollen sources rated for nutrional values. I'm sure many of you will find it
excellent reading material.
Let me know if you like it.
I also just found this.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is Bad for Bees according to the following link:
Maybe all of that high fructose corn is part of the culprit too? Seems it's more prevalent now
than ever before. I have heard in the past year or so that high fructose sugar is worse than
regular sugar for you. Who know what this may do to bees feeding on corn pollen and syrup
from these corn cultivars? Watch that if in 20 years from now we find out that overfeeding
white sugar as well caused the honey bees to all go hyperglycemic (aka diabetic) and die
of comatose or other complications while out flying and they crashed.
Who has the honey bee insulin? LOL
Some stuff on Invertase Activity in Honey can be found here:
Enjoy and read well.