Bee stimulation to form protein food reserves


  • Serhii Velychko National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Department of beekeeping, Heroiv Oborony St, 15, Kyiv, Ukraine, Tel.: +380503041661
  • Valeryii Brovarskyi National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Department of beekeeping, Heroiv Oborony St, 15, Kyiv, Ukraine 03041, Tel.: +380665092859
  • Ján Brindza Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Institute of Biodiversity Conservation and Biosafety, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia. Tel.: +421376414787



ethnology of bees, bee, bee-bread, bee bread, artificial honeycombs, bee colonies, stimulation, honeycomb


We have investigated different ways of bees’ stimulation to lay protein food while using artificial honeycombs. It has been proved that the use of artificial combs to get bee-bread upon the condition of the post-treatment processing of its elements by wax and honey syrup does not stimulate bees to lay and process protein food in their cells. It has been identified that upon the condition of the direct involvement of the working bees into the formation of bee-bread supplies the protein food has been mostly consumed. This proves that the working bees use the freshly-gathered pollen pellet for their own needs in the period of its active gathering. It has been determined that the most effective way of bee stimulation to reprocess pollen pellet into bee-bread is it's single densifying in artificial honeycombs with the follow-up processing of the upper layer of the feed by honey. This way encourages bees to form stocks of bee bread and decreases their activity of consuming protein food from cells of artificial honeycombs. The processing of thickened pollen pellet by honey probably oppresses the bees’ need to consume protein food from the packed cells redirecting them to other honeycombs of the bee family’s nest which has areas with bee-bread reserves.


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Velychko, S., Brovarskyi, V., & Brindza, J. . (2021). Bee stimulation to form protein food reserves. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 15, 274–284.

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