Liquid glucose from corn and wheat instead of white sugar in honey bee feeds

Nasrollah Vali, Seid Mazaherseidi


Colonies are moved into many different locations for pollination, and some areas may not have sufficient forage. In this situation, bees depend on the beekeeper to provide them with food. In this study was to compare the liquid glucose from corn and wheat instead of white sugar in bee feeds on both the incubator and the desert, were studied. Glucose of wheat and corn each with three levels (0, 25, 50, and 75 percent) for each treatment. According to the results of the food intake of control treatments in the incubator Commercial bee were largest and most losses were related to liquid glucose over 75 percent of wheat and corn treatments. Results show that, was significant difference among treatments in terms of saved honey (P<0.05). It seems, liquid glucose at 50 percent can be used as part of the feeding bees sugar substitute.


Keywords: Corn, Honey bee, Liquid glucose, Nutrition, Sugar, Wheat.

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