Pollen is the natural food
of bees and provides most of the nutrients bees require for
growth and health. Honey provides very little nutrition,
except carbohydrates which are essential for heat and movement.
Pollen supplies all the rest, and bees cannot live long or raise
brood for long without pollen.
Ingredients like properly selected brewers
yeast and soy flours (but not all kinds) can come quite close to the bees
needs for amino acids (protein), but adding
natural pollen improves the diet considerably particularly when
bees are not able to forage for pollen and also increases
the rate of patty consumption. If the bees can get some
natural pollen outside the hive, then supplements alone can be
We make patties
with various percentages of pollen, as well as straight
supplement, and although most people request pollen, yeast, soy
& sugar, we can make patties with any ingredients you
request, including BeePro™,
or other ingredients like egg or casein.
Global purchases bee pollen separately in
We buy U.S.
pollen from U.S. suppliers for U.S. production at Butte,
In the U.S., only U.S. produced pollen is permitted for use
in bee feed.
We buy from various sources
for Canadian production at Airdrie, Alberta
In Canada, imported pollen is permissible, and Canadian
pollen is hard to find.
country, some beekeepers supply their own.
If you produce pollen for sale in
Canada or the USA,
please call us to discuss our needs.
All pollen used by Global is
irradiated at doses recommended by government labs to ensure freedom
from AFB, chalkbrood, viruses and other bee diseases and
The electron beam process we
use is like radio waves or light
and does not leave any residue,
or have any harmful effects.
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