The article below would be very interesting and usefull for organic gardeners, eco farmers and beekeepers: Effective Microorganisms notably increase bee colonies productivity, as proved by my friend, professional beekeeper from Serbia: https://ecominded.net/bacteria-help-bees - please read and share his article with like-minded friends!
The person who did the study is also the person who is selling, so it may or may not be bias.
That said I have often thought about this myself and wondered what that ratios should be. I am glad to year that 5% gives a 24% increase. I wonder if the honey could now be considered a probiotic. Are the microbes just dormant or did they die off as the sugar concentration increased.
Effective Microorganisms (EM) is a culture made from a combination of photosynthetic bacteria, lactic acid bacteria, yeasts, and actinomycetes. In my pondering to make it food grade I was going to use kefir microbes (listed below) but I wonder where I could get the food grade photosynthetic and actinomycetes from?
BIFIDOBACTERIA / LACTOBACILLI
Bifidobacterium psychraerophilum *
Lb. brevis [Possibly now Lb. kefiri]
Lb. casei subsp. casei
Lb. casei subsp. rhamnosus
Lb. paracasei subsp. paracasei
Lb. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus
Lb. delbrueckii subsp. lactis
Lb. helveticus subsp. lactis
Lb. kefiranofaciens subsp. kefirgranum
Lb. kefiranofaciens subsp. kefiranofaciens
Dekkera anomala t/ Brettanomyces anomalus a
Kluyveromyces marxianus t/ Candida kefyr a#
Pichia fermentans t/ C. firmetaria a
Yarrowia lipolytica t/ C. lipolytica a
Debaryomyces hansenii t/ C. famata a#
Deb. [Schwanniomyces] occidentalis
Issatchenkia orientalis t/ C.krusei a
Galactomyces geotrichum t/ Geotrichum candidum a
Kluyveromyces lactis var. lactis #
Saccharomyces cerevisiae #
Sacc. subsp. torulopsis holmii
Sacc. turicensis sp. nov
Torulaspora delbrueckii t
Bacillus subtilus sp.
Iterations are fine, we don't have to be perfect
Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7 AHS:4 GDD:3000 Rainfall:48in even Soil:SandyLoam pH6 Flat