Your Cart

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 6:00PM (EST)

This is a free event with donations optional. All proceeds go toward beekeeper education, future speaker events, and further development and outreach efforts of the SBGMI. This event will be recorded and available to subscribing SBGMI members for a brief time.

Jamie Ellis, PhD, Gahan Endowed Professor, Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida will join us to expound upon what science has to say about what and how honey bee colonies actually utilize pollen substitutes.

Western honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) collect pollen from flowers as their source of protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. Beekeepers feed pollen substitutes to their honey bee colonies to mitigate a lack of natural pollen resources in the environment. Despite their widespread use, it is unclear if pollen substitutes are beneficial to colony health and productivity. This is a live presentation. Registration is necessary to attend.

Back to top