[NAFEX] gluten

athagan at atlantic.net athagan at atlantic.net
Wed Apr 18 09:29:10 EDT 2007


Glucose and gluten are two very different things.  Glucose is a simple
sugar, gluten a combination of proteins.

.....Alan.


Quoting Thomas Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>:

> Hi,
> 
>  
> 
> According to the USDA.
> 
>  
> 
> http://www.beesource.com/pov/usda/abjfeb1977.htm
> 
>  
> 
> ."Sugars which poison bees when fed at low levels in sucrose syrup
> include
> galactose, arabinose, xylose, melibiose, mannose, raffinose,
> stachyose, and
> lactose (Barker and Lehner, 1974b; Barker 1976a). Pectin, agar, and
> many
> gums are toxic or can hydrolyze to toxic sugars. On the other hand,
> glucose,
> fructose, maltose, sucrose, melezitose, and trehalose are safe and
> nutritious. The reasons some sugars are poisonous at low dosages
> are
> unknown; conflicting theories have been published. Even important
> biochemical processes which produce honey from nectar remain
> cloaked in
> ignorance."".
> 
>  
> 
> >From the above this honey bee novice infers that glucose (gluten)
> is fed to
> commercial honey bees.
> 
>  
> 
> It would make sense that if contaminated feed grade, gluten got
> into the
> supply chain it may affect honey bees.
> 
>  
> 
> I know next to nothing about bees, and leave it to experts to
> figure out.
> 
>  
> 
> Later,
> 
> Tom
> 
> 




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