“The population increased rapidly and honey production increased. On average production per hive is approx 25% more and the hives are more consistent in production. To summarise we would recommend using HiveAlive to Beekeepers because honey production per hive far exceeds the cost of the product.”
Donald Tweeddale, Commercial Beekeeper (20,000 hives), New Zealand
"I am having great results with HiveAlive last winter and now this Spring. The results are dramatic, as my hives are growing like never before."
Mike Martel, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA
"If there is a ‘perfect’ Spring you may not see a dramatic difference between hives fed it and those not fed it. However, if it is a cold wet Spring and the bees can’t get out, you will probably see a big difference. Problem is that when you need to feed it at the optimum time in Autumn, you don’t know what the Spring will be like so it is really an insurance policy. It is widely used by commercial operators in NZ including two of NZ’s largest beekeeping operations - draw your own conclusions. Also of note is that HiveAlive has been developed specifically for honey bees”
Peter Lyttle, CEO, New Zealand Beeswax Ltd
"I used 5ml of HiveAlive™ per 500 ml of syrup, and then repeated for 7 days, I saw real progress so now I use HiveAlive™ when I suspect symptoms of a weak hive. My colonies are more productive, better nourished and stronger!"
Honey Bee Vet, Northern Spain
"I am now running 1000 Langstroth hives and 300 five frame Nucs. I have been using HiveAlive for the last two seasons and I have noticed a huge build up difference in our colonies since adding HiveAlive to our syrup. Also loving the longevity added to the premixed syrup as it doesn't tend to ferment for ages."
David Stapleton, Owner of Apitree & Head of Apiculture, Senior Tutor for Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand
"I was sceptical of HiveAlive initially but I’ve been using it the last few years and now I feed any colony that does not show the same progress as others. Most recently, in one of my apiaries I had a few colonies that were so weak I thought I was going to have re-queen or kill off but I took a chance and fed and sprayed a few of them syrup with HiveAlive once a week for three weeks. The HiveAlive fed colonies exploded and ended up giving me two supers of honey each. Very impressed."
Willie O' Byrne, Beekeeping Lecturer, Ireland
"Greek beekeepers that have tried HiveAlive™ during fall 2014, have reported no severe infections from Nosema. Moreover, those who added HiveAlive in during spring 2015, reported good results as far as quality and quantity of egg laying and brood extend.
We have also used HiveAlive™ in our apiary, at Rafina, Athens, and we would like to confirm the same promising results."
Manolis Skareas, M.Sc. Agronomy (University of Reading)
"I had a very weak six hive apiary, four died out and the other two were weak and tested positive for Nosema. I used HiveAlive™ last autumn on the two remaining hives and they are now strong and produced an excellent crop of honey. Both recently tested clear of Nosema. It appears HiveAlive™ saved my bees! I also noticed it cleared up Chalkbrood in my other apiaries."
"I used it in the autumn feed for one apiary of nine hives. I was getting poor results from this apiary over recent years with losing colonies in winter and not building up very well and consequently the yield was well below average. I suspected they were suffering from Nosema and so activated their winter feed with HiveAlive™. I inspected this apiary recently and was pleasantly surprised to they are now as good as the general run of colonies. I will now be adding the HiveAlive™ product to my autumn feed. Spring 2012...
... to update you on the weak apiary that I treated with HiveAlive™ last year. It yielded 36% more honey than my overall average yield this year. Impressive, especially given the fact that two of the hives in that apiary swarmed!!"Autumn 2012
"I had a number of apideas full of Chalkbrood. Shortly after feeding syrup with HiveAlive it disappeared. I plan to add HiveAlive to all my hives this year."
John Summerville, Professional Beekeeper and winner of prizes at the Irish and UK National shows.
"I have had three failing hives this summer not with varroa but I suspect Nosema.I followed your directions for spraying them which I repeated three times the last being approx 4-5 weeks ago.What a difference; whole frames full of capped brood and much more active. HiveAlive™ has certainly sorted them out. In one hive they appear to have superseded their queen. I will be ordering another bottle to enable me to feed all my hives going in to the winter as per the directions".
"In 2009 I detected the first symptoms of CCD, I used Fumagilin but the colonies’ health deteriorated and honey production was at its lowest. I sent samples to the Regional Centre Beekeeping of Castilla La Mancha and Nosema Ceranae was detected. I was told by the specialist beekeepers that there are products that fight Nosema and after some research I came across HiveAlive™. I used HiveAlive™ in the fall and in the spring. After use more hives are surviving, the colonies are stronger and there are more workers per colony. HiveAliveTM is definitely beneficial."
José María Tirado, Beekeeper, Madrigal de la Vera, Cáceres, Spain
"Every one of my 300 hives survived the winter. I am extremely impressed with HiveAlive™ and will continue to use it for all my hives."
P. Little, Professional Beekeeper, UK
"This is brilliant stuff!
When it came to make up and put on supers towards the end of May I found that I was caught for good quality fresh foundation. So I had to do with old dried up foundation and was worried about the bees drawing it out.
The brainwave: leftover HiveAlive and syrup mix would be useful. I 'borrowed' the basting brush from the kitchen, went to the shed and basted on HiveAlive to the year old (maybe two year old) super frames of foundation. I quickly transported them to the apiaries, put the supers over the brood boxes and left. I returned after ten days, and hey presto, the supers in every hive were almost fully drawn with comb. Was it a case of the bees being spurred into creation of storage for the new brood or paying back for feeding this wonderful treatment?"
Eoghan O' Riordan, President of the Tribes Association, Ireland
“In our Maltese study beekeepers found HiveAlive™ to be positive for overall hive health, for the preservation of syrup and Varroa drop when drenched. We have also noticed that HiveAlive™ has improved queen acceptance in some nucs and that syrup and patties enriched with HiveAlive™ were consumed quicker than the controls.”
Melvin Magri, Apiculture Expert, Malta
"I started using HiveAlive™ after I lost some of my densely populated hives. My colonies were weakening so following a workshop organised by the Association of Beekeepers of Gerona, Dr. Garrido encouraged me to try HiveAliveTM. I used HiveAlive™ in October and February and I must say that there has been a dramatic improvement in population abundance, behaviour (very little hives have swarmed!) and spring yields. So far the outcome after using HiveAlive™ is positive."
Beekeeper, Celtrá, Girona, Spain
"I just started using HiveAlive this summer for my hives that have been hit hard by varroa and deformed wing virus. They had chalkbrood and the brood pattern was not as consistent as it had been. I noticed after two weeks of HiveAlive that the brood is more consistent and the bees seem to be building up better. I tell all my other beekeeper friends that it seems to be working and it could be the answer to reducing or eliminating chemical controls for varroa."
D. Kosisky, Beekeeper, Maryland, USA
"The traditional treatment (for Nosema) was chemical – Fumidil B – now being phased out under EU regulations. One “natural” treatment which shows encouraging results is HiveAlive™ produced by Advance Science which boosts the strength of colonies to enable them to fight off the effects of Nosema."
Mike Oliver, beekeeping teacher, UK
"Honeybees are living in a world that is becoming increasingly alien to them. Environmental pollution in all its forms, honeybee pests and hard chemicals used to control them, and monoculture of crops, can each adversely affect the very fine balance of the micro fauna and flora within the bee's gut which enables it to thrive. It gives me great pleasure therefore to see another natural product on the market which promises to have nutritional as well as curative properties for the bees under our care."
John Phipps. Editor - The Beekeepers Quarterly, UK
"I used HiveAlive™ on all my hives last Autumn. The bees that were previously aggressive calmed down and became a pleasure to work with. The syrup did not show any sign of mould – which is a first for me. The colonies were strong in the spring and for the first time in my seven years of bee keeping we have a wonderful honey crop. HiveAlive is a good and effective product – definitely worth the investment."
"We have recommended your "Hivealive" because some beekeepers in our union have had good experiences with your product. In my case, I found in the 2012 beekeeping season all symptoms of Nosemosis in one of my hives. After having read various documents praising the good results of thymol and polyphenols on Nosema spores I tried your product.
- At the end of the 2012 season, before wintering, I stimulated the hive every two days for two weeks with 200 ml light syrup containing your product in the concentrations indicated on the packaging.
- At the end of winter, I carried out the same treatment for two weeks. During the beekeeping year 2013 there remained very few signs of illness and in no way resembled the unhealthy state it was in last year.
- At the end of 2013 season and early season 2014 I again carried out the same treatment.
The queen, who is now 3 years old, is thriving and the hive is in excellent shape with no sign of this disease, and this after 4 treatments with "HiveAlive" spread over 3 seasons. As you can see I can only be satisfied with your product. Other beekeepers have achieved good results as well."
Proven to Increase Population
Published results show an 89% increase in colony population when HiveAlive is added to syrup.
Proven to Increase Honey Production
International field trials show a 40% increase in honey production when HiveAlive is fed.