- Fermented pollen is used as source of protein and other nutrients by the insects
- Bees rely on bacteria to chemically ‘bake’ their bread to preserve it for longer
- This affects the makeup of the gut flora found in the digestive systems of bees
- Scientists recommend gardeners plant species indigenous to their country
Dining on foreign food …
Experts found that, while exotic species of plants may offer a tempting meal, native species present a healthier choice for a honey bee’s digestion.