Updated Nutrition Guide for Honey Bees Available

The Honey Bee Health Coalition has released an updated Honey Bee Nutrition Guide that provides a manual for supplemental feeding in bee hives. The guide addresses the nutritional needs of each stage of a bee colony’s existence. It delves into the various considerations beekeepers must account for when deciding on supplemental feeding strategies, including the colony’s brood status, seasonal nutritional needs, and food reserves in the hives. In addition, the guide emphasizes the importance of understanding the limitations of artificial supplements compared to the nutritional richness of natural pollen. The guide is available online for free download.