General FAQ

  1. Why is it called “Be+”?
    The name stands for “Bio-Enhanced,” i.e. fertilizer and biostimulant, plus beneficial microbes all in one product. Ultimate credit also goes to our developers, who spent a little too much time in the lab.  We are not a team of high-powered marketers. Instead, we place our focus on contents of the bag.

  2. What is the OMRI Listed logo?
    OMRI is internationally-recognized as the strictest certification authorities for inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, additives, etc.) used in organic products and is the first ISO 17065 organization accredited by the USDA. Inputs must be approved prior to use on a certified organic operation.
    Our Be-1 Pellets were OMRI reviewed and approved for use under the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), i.e. use OMRI certified inputs such as Be-1 and it will expedite the process for including the USDA “Organic” label on your product.
    Our Be+ Granules application is under review and we hope to list in Spring 2023.

  3. What amino acids are included?
    Are you sure you are not our competitor?

    38 years of development and advances from two world-leading amino acid research labs is not easily disclosed.  That said…write to us directly and we can discuss.
    Most amino acids products on the market today are derived from soybean.  However, roughly 90% of U.S. soybean crops are genetically engineered to resist Roundup and contain glyphosate residues. Rest-assured, amino acids in Be+ Granules are fermented from fish and not derived from soybean.

  4. Is Be-1 organic certified in California?
    Yes, Be-1 is registered as an Organic Input Material (OIM) in California, another one of the strictest organic certifications to earn.  See half-way down page 12.
    Our Be+ Granules application is under review and we hope to list in Spring 2023.
  5. What micro-organisms are included?
    We have significantly upgraded the beneficial microorganisms from the Be-2 Inoculant and included them in the new Be+ Granules. Namely, 5x species of Endomychorrizal fungi 4x species of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria.

    Don’t forget that the Be+ is 35% organic acids (amino and humic) and these acids will also feed and increase your native microorganisms that are either already in your soil and/or your compost -or- that you add through standalone biological products naturally and do it extremely efficiently.

    We also brought back the white decayer species of marine-origin fungi that is a cousin of the same saprophyte thermophile fungi in your compost pile, so while not a symbiotic microbe, it is beneficial in that it helps break down organic matter and make nutrients plant-available.  This fungi originates from the crab and shrimp shell in Be+.

  6. I am an experienced master gardener and compost all the time. I really doubt I need your granules. So why should I buy your product?

    Indeed, results may be a bit harder to see, but visuals are just one metric…with our amino acids, you will be able to tell a difference in enhanced natural taste and scent, compared to compost alone and you should also still see a discernible difference in plant vigor, foliage thickness and contrasting colors. Again, the results of our amino acids.  Do not forget, the prime directive of Be+ is to increase microbes, so you will also notice your compost pile about is 5°F~10°F hotter, the effect of increased microbial activity. The implication of hotter compost is faster decay of organic matter, from several weeks to months. Who doesn’t need that?

  7. Can I add Be+ with other products?
    Yes, you can add many other products. Although Be+ has an NPK of 3-6-5 for both vegetative and flowering stages, making it a great base, it is not a silver bullet and some plants may require more of some nutrients. Just be sure whatever you add is organic. 

  8. When are you coming to my country/state?
    Apparently, much more quickly than anticipated. Demand has exceeded expectations, so we are scaling up. Just look at some of those beautiful Be+ fed plants around on the internet and you’ll understand the reason why. So, check back often. Until we do get to your closest store, please find us on Amazon.

  9. What about Bioremediation and Mycoremediation applications?
    Bio-remediation is a growing field and we certainly expect to be a player.  We are currently working with researchers on using Be+ to grow fungi for use in 1) biodegrading plastics, 2) turning biomass into bio-ethanol/biodiesel and 3) as as a nutrient-substrate for growing fungi that produce unique enzymes and may one day be the next penicillin.  Early indications are promising.

    For further information, please send us an email.

  10. I have peanut / seashell fish allergies. Can I still use Be+?
    The Be+ does contain peanut meal, crab and shrimp shell. They are a part of the input medium to grow plants, so we have never seen allergic reactions from foods grown with Be+. However, if your allergies are severe, then you may want to take some care in handling Be+ directly. Please read the label for a complete list of ingredients.

  11. Vegetarians and Vegans
    Be+ pellets are made with shrimp and crab shell as well as fish meal that would have otherwise been thrown out.  Therefore, Be-1 is probably fine for most vegetarians, but not for vegans.

  12. My dog ate my Be+!
    Please be aware that the amino acids in Be+ attracts pets. Be+ should be kept out of reach of pets.

    Still, however, numerous inquiries have asked, “what should be done after a pet eats the granules?” Should your pet accidentally digest the pellets, watch your pet carefully and, if you notice any issues, immediately take your pet to the veterinarian.

    To date, fortunately, no pet has been reported as becoming sick from eating Be+. In fact, some sick pets actually got better from eating it, but please do not take the risk.

  13. Do you have any other products?
    There is always room for improvement and we like to push the envelope, so while not considering any new products, we are always looking to upgrade, nutrients and microbes in the Be+ Granules.

  14. After adding Be+, my tea is foaming like crazy.  How do I reduce the foam?
    Generally, foam is a good thing.  It is the result of microorganisms interacting with the amino acids and breaking down organic matter.  Please do not remove the foam.  Just try to contain and stir it back into the brew.

    Caveat…too much foam may be an indication of too much simple carbohydrates, etc. Try cutting back on the simple sugars, e.g. molasses.

  15. I tried Be+, instead of my conventional fertilizer, but did not really see any change in my crops.
    That is great news! That means you went from using a conventional (unsustainable) salt-based fertilizer, to using an organic fertilizer and with no noticeable difference.

    Perhaps more important than the visual. How did it taste? Admittedly, organic does not always make the best plastic-looking fruits or vegetables, but you can often taste the difference. When you switch to organic, you will often find an enhanced natural taste. At the same time, when you eat products grown with Be+, you will often note an absence of a sourness, originating from Nitric Acid (HNO3), which is commonly used in conventional fertilizers, as well as explosives!

    You may also notice that your edibles are crispier and may even have slightly longer shelf-life.  

  16. We want to sell Be+ in our shop, but How?
    We are growing and happy to add more shops to the Be Organics team.  Send us an email. info@Bio-Enhanced.com

    As for distributors, we prefer to be as close to our stores and customers as possible, and prefer to remain self-distributed, but thanks! 

  17. Do Be+ Pellets really feed everything?
    Yes, all vascular plants can benefit from more microbes.  The main benefit of the amino acids is increasing microbes that transform nutrients into a plant absorbable form.  The amino acids also act as a chelating and complexing agent, i.e. amino acids attach to nutrients, resulting in nutrients being more efficiently absorbed by roots. 

    The combination of increased microbes and more efficient absorption will help provide what the plant needs and nutrients in the pellets are typically sufficient.  However, the pellets alone may not not always enough.  In such cases, you can further amend with other organic nutrients or organic matter, e.g. compost.  We sometimes add micro-nutrients or trace minerals from seaweed, kelp or rock dust, just to give a bit more mineral variety than the pellets contain.  Therefore, think of the Be+ as an all purpose base, then you can add other nutrients, if necessary.

  18. I see your granules are geared towards aerobic microbes and AACT compost teas.  What about anaerobic microbes, Bokashi, fermentation and teas?
    Yes, we do tend to focus on aerobic microbes, but we have had great success with amino acids increasing Bokashi and fermented microbes as well. All life needs amino acids!

  19. What is the difference between Amino Acids and Proteins?
    Congratulations if you made it to the question. Your understanding is advanced.

    Amino Acids are the elemental form of peptides, which are short strings of amino acids. Even longer strings of peptides become proteins. However, before a microbes and plants can use proteins, microbes must first break them down into amino acids. We achieve this through fermentation.

    So if you have the right microbes and can wait a little longer, proteins will work too. It’s just that amino acids are already broken down and immediately available to benefit your microbes/plants.