A Short Note on an Artisanal Incubator for Fermentation of Apis mellifera Artificial Diets

Juliana Lisboa Paiva, Carolina Gama, Paula Drago, Celso Barbieri Jr, Michelle Manfrini Morais

Abstract


Considering the importance of offering food supplementation to the swarms during dearth periods, we developed in this project an artisanal incubator for fermentation of supplementary protein diets for Apis mellifera bees, obtaining a fresh, nutritious and palatable product, made on the property, thus facilitating access to the beekeeper to this resource.


Keywords


fermentative process; supplementary diet; honey bees,;apiculture

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v66i4.4892

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