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Randy’s Amino Acid Calculator




In my research on pollen subs, I’ve come to find that some outperform others.

Based upon their analyses, there’s a strong case to be made that getting the essential amino acids (EAAs) into proper balance is very important.

So I created a calculator to help any beekeeper or manufacturer to check the EAA ratios of their formulations against de Groot’s recommendations.  Here’s a snip of the worksheet in Excel.  The gray columns represent de Groot’s recommendations; the green columns represent the diet that you input.  Any green columns shorter than their corresponding gray column indicate a deficiency in that EAA.

Download the Excel file here:

Randy’s amino acid ratio calculator V2021-2

As usual, always use the most current version, as I continually tweak my models.

Have fun!

Randy