Microflora have a positive effect on vitellogenin (fat body) formation (The health of honey bee colony is dependent upon vitellogenin reserves of the nurse bees) Yeasts help synthesize B-vitamins needed for bee health
Standard Treatment: Apply 10 g (about 1 Tbsp) of ProDFM per hive. Spread mixture over the top bars of the frames of the brood chamber.
Alternative Feeding: Mix 10 g (about 1 Tbsp) with 30 grams (3 Tbsp) of powdered sugar. Sprinkle over the top bars of the brood chamber.
Treat each colony spring and fall. If bees are being transported for the winter, apply once every 4 months. Apply 2 weeks after any treatments for varroa, foulbrood or nosema and 2 weeks after any essential oil treatments like lemongrass. Most treatments are antimicrobial and will damage the beneficial bacteria.