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Development of a pollen substitute meeting the nutritional needs of honeybees
Summary 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
Program 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.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Saturday, July 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 John Black
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact John Black