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  1. Hi Guys, Just following up on your recent posts on HiveAlive.

    The nutritional breakdown and thymol percentages have always been displayed on our bottles. We do not make any vitamin/amino acid claims and therefore see no reason to include a breakdown of these. We did not focus on amino acids as the amount needed to have a positive effect on the bees would have made the cost and size of bottle impractical. The seaweed bio-actives we use in our product are extracted using a patented process to ensure they are not compromised. For more information on benefits of seaweeds in the animal industry you might find the references below interesting.

    More recently there has been research in France showing the benefits of seaweed extracts against Nosema ceranae, see references below.

    Regarding the need for feed supplements, before Varroa and Nosema ceranae there may not have been a need but now with these serious diseases constantly weakening the bees I think they need all the help they can get.

    If there is any further information that you need I would be delighted to help.


    Fleurence, J. (1999). Seaweed proteins: biochemical, nutritional aspects and potential uses. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 10(1), 25–28. doi:10.1016/S0924-2244(99)00015-1

    Kovač, D; Simeunović, J; Babić, O (2013) Algae in food and feed. Journal of the Institute of Food Technology in Novi Sad Volume 40, Issue 1 PAGES 21-32 UDK 582.26:641.1

    Løvstad Holdt & Stefan Kraan, Bioactive compounds in seaweed : functional food applications and legislation. (2010) / J Appl Phycol DOI 10.1007/s10811-010-9632-5

    Mayer, A., & Hamann, M. (2004). Marine Pharmacology in 2000: Marine compounds with antibacterial, anticoagulant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antiplatelet, antituberculosis, and antiviral activities; affecting the cardiovascular, immune, and nervous systems and other miscellaneous mechanisms of action. Marine Biotechnology 6, 37–52. doi:10.1007/s10126-003-0007-7

    Roussel, M; Villay, A; Delbac, F; Michaud, P; Laroche, C; Roriz, D; Alaoui, H. E; Diogon, M (2015) Antimicrosporidian activity of sulphated polysaccharides from algae and their potential to control honeybee nosemosis, Carbohydrate Polymers (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.07.022

  2. To those who have bought the product, thank you very much for your purchase. HiveAlive was developed and manufactured in Ireland and has been in use here and across 20 countries for over 2 years, covering a wide range of climates. We agree with you trialling only half of your colonies so that you can see the benefits for yourself. Just to remind you, the revised feeding instructions are 2.5 ml of HiveAlive per litre of syrup, 4 litres per colony. This means one 500 ml bottle can feed up to 50 hives.


    We would like to give everyone a bottle of HiveAlive for trials but unfortunately we would not be in business if we did! All our trials are performed by research scientists in independent institutes.


    Saying that, if you want a free bottle we currently have a fun competition on Facebook to win bottles of HiveAlive. Check it out! HiveAlive - Galway, Ireland - Research Service | Facebook

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  3. Hi everyone,


    My name is Linda and I am a researcher with a company called Advance Science who make HiveAlive.


    I am interested in learning more about beekeeping in New Zealand and requirements of beekeepers.


    HiveAlive is a complementary feed for bees. I would love to get feedback from any of you who have used it, feel free to contact me anytime.


    Also, if you have any questions about its use, please let me know. For more information about the product, check out our website, Advance Science - HiveAlive - Inspired by Nature - Designed by Science


    Looking forward to talking with you!



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