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Strengthening Supplement


Detailed Analysis of Ingredients:

 Selenium  6 ppm minimum
 Zinc  0.25% minimum
 Vitamin A  100 KIU/lb.
 Crude Protein  26.35% minimum
 Crude Fat  2.28% minimum
 Crude Fiber  3.29% minimum
 Ash   3.26% maximum
 Moisture 5.02% maximum
                             Amino Acids
 Alanin  1.15% minimum
 Arginine  2.00% minimum
 Aspartic Acid  3.00% minimum
 Cystine  .43% minimum
 Glutamic Acid  5.00% minimum
 Glycine  1.10% minimum
 Histidine  .60% minimum
 Phenylalanine  1.20% minimum
 Proline  1.25% minimum
 Serine  1.20% minimum
 Threonine  1.00% minimum
 Tryptophan  .50% minimum
 Tyrosine  .40% minimum
 Valine  1.20% minimum

  Additional Ingredients
Isoleucine    1.15% minimum
Leucine    2.00% minimum
Lysine    1.40% minimum
Methionine    20% minimum
Carbohydrates    57.00% minimum


Our unique mix of protein, amino acids, vitamins & minerals has been created as a Fall supplement to strengthen and "fatten" your colonies for healthier over-wintering.

        1 pound... $7.00              2 pounds... $12.00           4 pounds... $22.00

Question: Do You Want "Fat Bees"?

Answer: "You bet you do!"

Well-nourished, long-lived bees have been called “fat” bees (Sommerville 2005; Mussen 2007). Fat bees are chock-full of vitellogenin. Understanding the concept of fat bees is key to colony health, successful wintering, spring buildup, and honey production.

But, what is Vitellogenin? Vitellogenin is one amazing molecule in the honeybees’ bodies that allows them to store protein reserves, make royal jelly, promotes the longevity of queen and “winter” bees, and is a part of their immune system.

So the European honeybee, in adapting for the long winters of temperate climates, has figured out ways to store energy in the form of honey for the winter, and protein in the form of Vitellogenin. This allowed the species to maintain a large social population year round, despite the inconsistency of nectar and pollen flows. Furthermore, not all honey and not all pollen has the same amount of protein, vitamins and minerals.

This is where feeding "Bee-Zilla" in the Fall allows your bees to "fatten up" and store larger amounts of protein in their bodies. Storing more protein means more Vitellogenin which means longer winter life and higher immunities. Just a few extra weeks of life during the winter could mean the difference in a booming colony come Spring or a collapsed colony come February-March.

"Bee-Zilla" is a special mix of Proteins and Amino Acids, Sucrose, as well as Dr. Latshaw's special formula of approximately 30 vitamins and minerals to provide bees with a balanced and complete diet that is of proper particle size for bees to ingest.

How to Use:

"Bee-Zilla" may be used wet or dry.

Dry methods:

1: Mix "Bee-Zilla" 1:2 with sugar and feed via the "Mountain Camp Method". The "Mountain Camp" method is simply the method of feeding dry sugar poured directly onto paper that lies on the top of the frame bars of your hive. This is a winter only form of feeding.

2: Can be fed in an out pollen feeder, such as a bucket turned sideways and protected from the weather, or a weather protected aluminum pan. The bees will find it, gather it like pollen and bring it back to the hive. This only works when no other pollen sources are available in late Fall/early Winter or late Winter/early Spring. This also only works if the temperatures are warm enough for bees to fly.

Wet Method:

Mix 1lb."Bee-Zilla" with 3 cups Sugar, 1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil and 1 cup warm Water. Mix well. Consistency will be that of thick peanut butter. 1 Tsp of Honey B Healthy may also be added, but is optional. Cover bowl with a piece of wax paper and press down gently over dough to prevent it from drying out. For best results: allow mixture to sit overnight for liquid to thoroughly penetrate dry ingredients.

Place a dollop on precut 6x6 inch squares of wax paper, then cover dough with another sheet of wax paper and press down to form a thin patty. Patties may be frozen until needed. Score patties, then place thawed patty on top of the frames where the brood chamber or cluster of bees will be. Bees will chew through and discard wax paper.

Hint: For Fall feedings when Hive Beetles are present, only give the bees enough patty as they can eat in 2 to 3 days.

"Bee-Zilla" is pollen free, so it will not be as attractive to Wax Moths.

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