HiveAlive is a company out of Ireland that has designed a supplement for feeding bees that uses seaweeds. Their pollen patties and supplements seem to offer quite a boost for hives over winter or any time of feeding.
From their website: "Trials carried out on HiveAlive reveal the benefits of feeding seaweeds for honeybee health. A massive 89% increase in colony population was observed when colonies were fed HiveAlive activated syrup in autumn and spring. This was accompanied by a decrease in Nosema spore counts and a reduction in over winter mortality."
Not only that, but their company is focused on improving their sustainability through recycling and eco-friendly measures with the goal of carbon neutrality. We're happy to offer their products to Western North Carolina!