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VN-Extra Power (96614) Solid bee food

In an experiment conducted by the Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.TH.), regarding the use of solid bee food VN-Extra Power, two groups (A and B) of 10 beehives with 10 populated hive frames each were used. VN-Extra Power was given only to group A, while another commercial solid bee food of equal value and quantity was given to group B for 40 consecutive days. Besides, in group B, treatment for varroa with oxalic acid was performed, while in group A nothing more except VN-Extra Power was granted for varroa.

1. The following measurements were performed on 50 random bees per beehive, concerning the number of varroa parasites:

Bee Food
VN-Extra Power
Commercial solid
bee food
and oxalic acid
Day 03228
Day 7185
Day 14116
Day 2184
Day 2897
Day 3554
Day 4226
The findings of the experiment were:
  • The number of varroa parasites in group A was gradually decreased, unlike to group B, in which there was a rapid decrease in the first week.
  • Approximately after 35 days, the number of varroa parasites is still decreasing in group A, while in group B it is increasing instead of decreasing, as shown in the following diagram.



2. Then, no laboratory measurements of the varroa population was conducted, however it was observed that 42 days later, the bee colonies of group A remained healthy for a long time, as opposed to those in group B, in which repeated treatment was performed with oxalic acid.

3. It was also detected that bee colonies of group A had better growth and their population was increased in all the beehives (two stories beehives) which was not occurred in group B.

4. In addition, the amount of honey produced by the two groups in the fi rst honey fl ow was measured (spring 2018). Group A produced 81 kg of honey, whereas group B 69 kg respectively. There was an increase in honey production of 17.4% by group A in one single honey fl ow (plus 12 kg).

The experiment was conducted under the supervision of the Professor of the above laboratory.



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Beehive cover The Genius Lid (80014)

In an experiment conducted by the Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Α.U.TH.) regarding beehive cover The Genius Lid, the following measurements were carried out:

Temperature (°C)
inside the hive
Humidity (%)
inside the hive
The Genius Lid Common Cover The Genius Lid Common Cover
Day 025,025,26564
Day 728,527,45865
Day 1429,126,55665
Day 2128,228,05560
Day 2827,927,25862
Day 3528,325,65559
Day 4230,429,25865
The experiment was carried out during the winter of 2017-2018 (under adverse weather conditions) and the measurements were made in a group A of 10 hives using The Genius Lid and a group B of 10 hives using the common Langstroth beehive cover, which were additionaly covered with sheet metal.

From the above table, it was marked that the The Genius Lid creates better conditions in the hive, because it reduces humidity and increases the temperature inside the hive.

The experiment was conducted under the supervision of the professor of the above laboratory.




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Ultra-Vita Βee Plus (11017/11117) Liquid multivitamin dietary supplement

In an experiment conducted by the Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Α.U.TH.), regarding the use of Ultra-Vita Bee Plus, two groups (A and B) of 5 beehives with 6 populated frames each were used. Ultra-Vita Bee Plus was given only to group A, while the same quantity of VN-Extra Power (pollen substitute) was granted to both groups.

From the measurements that carried out, the following results were occurred:

1. All the bee colonies of group A increased their population faster than group B and became two stories beehives, whereas only three of the bee colonies of group B became two stories beehives (at a slower pace).

2. Bee colonies of group A had 47% higher honey production in total than those of group B in the three follow-up honey flow.

The experiment was conducted under the supervision of the Professor of the above laboratory.




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Vitamins