Bee Pro Dry, 1500lb Tote
Bees require proper nutrition to new bees and to increase longevity.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Different protein sources contain different amino acid levels; and it's for this reason that a mixture of protein sources should be included in a pollen substitute. A correct amino acid balance is the key to efficient utilization of protein.
Protein quality is determined by its level of essential amino acids. A shortage of any one essential amino acid makes overall protein utilization by the bee less efficient. (Example: the bees require 4% Iso-leucine). If the current feed you are using only has 3% Iso-leucine, the bees can only utilize 75% of the available protein.