Development of a pollen substitute meeting the nutritional needs of honeybees

John L Black Consulting

  • Project code: PRJ-000643

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Saturday, July 1, 2006

  • Project completion date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

  • National Priority: HBE-Identify and develop technology for improved hive performance.


Substances that are attractive to honeybees will be identified
Igredients that meet the nutritional needs of honeybees and are not toxic will be idenitifed
Alternative pollen substitutes will be evaluated for their suitable to maintain brood rearing capacity, growth state of larvae, hypopharyngeal gland development and longevity of bees in cages and colonies
Nutrient and ingredient specifications for pollen substitutes that meet the needs of honeybee colonies will be developed


Honey Bee

Research Organisation

John L Black Consulting

Objective Summary

Develop specifications for an effective pollen substitute that is attractive meets the requirements of honeybee colonies and is as economically viable as possible.