Greek trial stats
  • Published in the Journal of Apicultural Research - Trials were performed by the Hellenic Institute of Apiculture, Greece. Read the published paper.
  • Increased Population - A near doubling (89%) in colony population in comparison to ordinary syrup when used biannually. Similar results seen in French trial.
  • Lower Winter Mortality - None of the 20 colonies fed syrup with HiveAlive™ failed whilst 3 hives failed in the syrup only group. 

Overwinter Bee Protection Supplement

Feeding of colonies with HiveAlive results in a large increase in colony population compared to control with continued use. Colonies are significantly stronger after one year of feeding but best results are observed with continued annual usage. Feeding HiveAlive for a year and a half resulted in an 89% increase in colony population compared to control.

Overwinter Bee Protection Supplement

The HiveAlive fed group had reduced overwinter mortality compared to the control group. The control group experienced 15% losses whilst the HiveAlive group had no losses.

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Research topics

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Effect on Foulbrood

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Effect on Hive Production

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Effect on Colony Population

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Effect on Nosema

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Effect in Cage Trials

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HiveAlive is largely composed of a unique blend of scientifically selected Irish seaweed called OceaShield which has many beneficial properties. Seaweeds are routinely fed in animal feeds to help improve general health.

HiveAlive contains thyme which is recognised as a key substance in maintaining healthy colonies. We have developed a unique emulsification process to ensure it blends easily into sugar syrup and does not cause separation or re-crystallisation.

HiveAlive contains a precise amount of lemongrass in order to increase attractiveness of syrup but does not contain enough to induce unwanted robbing. Lemongrass also has a calming effect on bees.

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At Advance Science, we are heavily research focused and strive to provide natural, effective and practical solutions that are cost competitive for the beekeeper. Our research is centred on utilising and validating nature’s best defences followed by expert formulation and blending. We ensure that these processes are sustainable and work in harmony with nature.


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