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  1. #1
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    Cool Fat Bees, Skinny Bees - Manual on Honey Bee Nutrition for Beekeepers

    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.

    https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/downloads/05-054.pdf

    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:

    http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/integ...orn_syrup.html

    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:

    http://www.culturaapicola.com.ar/apu...0en%20miel.pdf

    Enjoy and read well.
    Last edited by Lost Bee; 10-26-2011 at 06:28 AM.

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    Default Re: Fat Bees, Skinny Bees - Manual on Honey Bee Nutrition for Beekeepers

    I like the references.
    Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Fat Bees, Skinny Bees - Manual on Honey Bee Nutrition for Beekeepers

    I can't get the last one to work, the Invertase Activity in Honey one...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Fat Bees, Skinny Bees - Manual on Honey Bee Nutrition for Beekeepers

    More articles on the sublties of the honeybee diet.... all from scientist who can't decide if salt is good or bad for you........Let the bees sort it out, feed them and let them run free.....

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    Default Re: Fat Bees, Skinny Bees - Manual on Honey Bee Nutrition for Beekeepers

    > I can't get the last one to work, the Invertase Activity in Honey one...

    Not too surprising. It appears that the original domain name owner did not renew his/her domain registration, and currently the domain name is for sale:
    http://www.culturaapicola.com/
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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