The bee is an amazing insect that brings great benefits. The main product of beekeeping is honey, which is not only a valuable high-calorie food product, but also contains a large amount of active biological substances. Beekeeping products are not just natural, they are able to change the functional state of the physiological systems of the human body in fairly low concentrations. The range of beekeeping products has recently expanded due to the drone brood of bees. The brood of bees is a collection of eggs laid by the queen bee in cells of the honeycomb, larvae and pupae. Drone brood in its composition consists of a huge set of valuable and useful substances necessary to maintain human health. A homogenate is obtained from drone brood through various manipulations, which is a biologically active raw material that can be used for certain purposes. Minerals are essential nutrients. Each mineral element has its specific place and plays a special role in important vital functions of the body. The biological activity of drone brood is represented by a significant amount of macro-and microelements. However, the content of these substances is different in the brood of different ages. In this work, the content of the mineral composition of the homogenate prepared from drone larvae of different ages was studied. The content of mineral components: Ca, Na, K, Mg, Cu, Zn, Fe, Cr, Cd, Pb was determined using an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. According to the results of the study, it was found that the content of calcium, sodium and potassium is higher in pupae, and the amount of magnesium is almost equal in the brood of two age stages of development. Drone brood of honey bees can be considered as an alternative source of biologically active components, in particular in terms of mineral composition.
The study of the mineral composition of the homogenate of the drone brood of honey bees “Apis Mellifera”
N. V. Budnikova, D. V. Mitrofanov, A. Z. Brandorf; The study of the mineral composition of the homogenate of the drone brood of honey bees “Apis Mellifera”. AIP Conf. Proc. 20 June 2023; 2817 (1): 020016. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0148394
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