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Testing pollen substitutes that meet the nutritional needs of honeybees
Summary Identify a pollen substitute whose ingredients have been scientifically tested for preference and palatability by honey bees.
Program Honey Bee
Research organisation Western Australian Agriculture Authority, a body corporate established under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007
Objective summary To test ingredients and feedstuffs developed by John Black Consulting (RIRDC Project JLB4A) for preference and palatability. To test the final substitute feeds in cage experiments for their effect on honeybee longevity.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Project completion date Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal HBE-Increase productivity and profitability of beekeepers
Principal researcher Robert Manning
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Joe Sherrard