Foreign food causes a bad reaction in honey bee's stomachs [Video]

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  • 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.

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