Feeds usually sold in Central Europe differ from one another mainly by the contents of each sugar and ballasts and by their prices.

The most natural food for bees is obviously honey. The elemental components are fructose and glucose. It is in the interest of every beekeeper should be giving the bees such a feed that the parameters of honey composition as close as possible.

Every beekeeper who follows that, builds the foundation for strong, healthy and vital bees that will pay him or her back ever since the first days of the spring flow.

It is also once said that you cannot get the same results with those feeds based on starch, because they contain big amount of ballast components such as maltose, maltotriose etc.


Good bee feed must contain in main the base sugars: fructose, glucose and of course water. Bee feed can contain either sucrose, because the bee is able to utilize it too.

In the bee feed, there ought not to be substances, what the bee is not able to utilize and mainly what are poisonous for the bee. It is case e.g. of HMF, not-digestible sugars like trioses, comlplex sugars like maltoses etc.
More detailly about right bee feed HERE.


To give you a transparent overview, we have prepared a overview of products available on the Czech market according to the official composition presented by their producers The overview begins with the "exemplary feed", which is honey.

Honey parameters

Approximate composition of honey – just for the comparison with the feeds, it is for sure that every beekeeper produces an original.

Floral honey content in dry matter
fructose 47%
glucose 38%
sucrose 1%
higher sugars 11%
dry basis 82%
HMF Czech honey max 20mg/kg

Our product APIVITAL® syrup

APIVITAL® syrup content in dry matter
fructose 40%
glucose 30%
sucrose 30%
higher sugars less than 1%
dry basis 72,5%
HMF max 10mg/kg
(1,8mg/kg when last analysed at czech Bee Research Institute at Dol)

Thanks to its optimal composition, exceptional pureness and high quality standard, the APIVITAL® syrup will be your reliable partner for feeding bees

Apiinvert - official composition

Apiinvert content in dry matter
fructose 39%
glucose 30%
sucrose 31%
higher sugars 0%
dry basis 73%
HMF not stated

Apiinvert - according to results of the measurements by Bee Research Institute (VÚVč) in Dol

Apiinvert content in dry matter
example č. 1 example č. 2
fructose 49,4% 51,8%
glucose 43,0% 45,8%
sucrose 7,6% 2,3%
higher sugars not detected not detected
dry basis 72,2% 72,3%
HMF 65,4 mg/kg 44,8 mg/kg


Apifood content in dry matter
fructose 22 - 28%
glucose 30 - 37%
maltose 17 - 24%
maltotriose 5 - 15%
other higher sugars not stated
dry basis 77 - 79%
HMF max. 40 mg/kg


Apifortuna content in dry matter
fructose 25%
glucose 33,5%
maltose 20,5%
maltotriose 21%
dry basis 77 - 79%
HMF not stated


Agenabon content in dry matter
fructose 17%
glucose 24%
maltose 42%
maltotriose a other higher sugars 17%
dry basis not stated
HMF not stated


SugarBee content in dry matter
fructose 39 - 44%
dextróza (glucose) 28 - 33%
maltose 12 - 16%
trióza 2 - 8%
higher sugars 6 - 12%
dry basis 77,5 - 78,5%
HMF not stated


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