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Dear Beekeeper,

The enzyme glucose oxidase (GOX) plays an extremely important role in the entire bee system, in particular for bee colony health and for the strength of bee colonies.

Glucose oxidase is instrumental in the glucose to gluconic acid transformation. So the fact that honey has a certain acidity is partly due to glucose oxidase, and that also makes the sugar feed solution slightly acidic. Reduced pH conditions are favorable because the minerals necessary for bee colonies to flourish - including iron - are then more soluble and can be better absorbed.

Glucose oxidase is produced by all kinds of microorganisms which occur naturally in the bee system. Glucose oxidase is also present in fresh honey. Just as many other enzymes, glucose oxidase contains a metal, and in glucose oxidase that is iron (in the form of Fe2+). Glucose oxidase is only active in a slightly acidic environment, ideally pH 4.5 – 5.5.

When glucose is transformed into gluconic acid by glucose oxidase hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) his also produced. Hydrogen peroxide provides additional oxygen. This extra oxygen is favorable for maintaining the entire bee system in an aerobic (oxygen-rich) state. It also helps to prevent anaerobic situations which are very unfavorable for bees and bee colonies. Anaerobic conditions lead to the death and disappearance of the bees.

Iron deficiency in bee colonies occurs frequently, but is usually only a temporary situation. In the event of an iron deficiency it is unlikely that sufficient glucose oxidase will be produced. Administering Ferro-Bee® prevents an iron deficiency from occurring.

Strengthen your bee colonies with Ferro-Bee®
If you would like to make your bee colonies stronger and increase their resistance to AFB throughout the entire season use Ferro-Bee® to provide an extra source of iron for your bees. From tests conducted in eight different countries between 2011 and 2013 it has transpired that Ferro-Bee® is beneficial to bees.

Would you like to try Ferro-Bee® for yourself?
You can order Ferro-Bee® for just US$65 / €48 and test the effect yourself. Order one sachet, enough for 10 to 20 hives and test it yourself! Order Ferro-Bee® now »
What is Ferro-Bee®?
Ferro-Bee® is a ferrous formulation. It also contains components that promote iron absorption. Ferro-Bee® has been developed based on recently acquired scientific insights into the processes which cause bees to disappear and die. Read more about Ferro-Bee® »

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