Bee mortality can be prevented by administering Ferro-Bee® to bee colonies. The additional iron in Ferro-Bee® has multiple favorable influences on bees.
Ferro-Bee® contains ferrous fumarate. It also contains components that promote iron absorption. Ferro-Bee® has been developed based on scientific insights into the processes which cause bees to disappear and die.
Ferro-Bee® is a safe product for bees and bee colonies when it is administered according to the instructions. Under no circumstances do we recommend using Ferro-Bee® in combination with substances intended for Varroa control. Ferro-Bee® has multiple effects.
Administer Ferro-Bee® to the bees using an internal or external feeder.
Do this regularly, 1x per week, 1x per 2 weeks, or depending on the weather conditions (humid weather, rain) and depending on your own observations (shotgun brood, more lethargic bees, dead bees in or near the hive).
You can also administer Ferro-Bee® once via the winterfeed.
Medium term: During the first 6 weeks: perfect brood development, fewer dead bees, and fewer bees ‘disappearing’.
Long term: Lower winter mortality, bees in better condition after the winter.