Third-party lab “EarthFort” performed a series of tests on the Be-1 pellets.
Below is a series of three tests that were performed to illustrate the importance of using compost and teas that are pure and untreated. In the testing procedure, Be-1 pellets are activated with water, then after a 4-day growing period, samples are taken. Under a microscope, microbes are counted and diversity identified.
1. Be-1 pellets by themselves
Results are as expected. The pellets by themselves do not contain much biology themselves, as they have been heat treated in the pelletizing process and this kills any microorganisms that may be embedded. A secondary benefit is that no pathogens are embedded either.
2. Be-1 pellets with (treated) Alaska compost humus
Treated Alaska humus is compost that has been chemically treated, which lowers the biological counts and diversity. Be-1 did help increase the biology counts, but the levels are not spectacular. Most biology was killed in the treatment process, so results show that Be-1 has little benefit, unless biology is reintroduced.
3. Be-1 pellets with (pre-treated) Alaska compost humus
Results show that 100% pure, untreated, natural composted humus is the best method for use with Be-1.
Results confirm that microorganism are already good in a healthy compost. On the other hand, when mixed with Be-1, bacteria and fungi counts increase dramatically. It is the beneficial aerobic protozoa (flagellates and amoeba) that are off the charts, at 67x and 112x times higher, respectively, than just the humus alone. Nitrogen Cycling Potential also climbs to a staggering 300+ lbs/acre. No other products are known to induce such exponential increases, which are attributed to the Amino Acids in Be-1.
The increases may be analogous to shopping for food at your local gas station convenience store, versus going to a Whole Foods Market and Market of Choice, combined. Microorganisms love and need amino acids.
Imagine this power in your compost and tea.
Hint: Once compost is inoculated with Be-1, it takes time for microorganisms to increase. The above tests showed results after 4-days. Other tests indicate that microorganisms will peak up to 30-days after inoculation, before declining, which is the reason we suggest a feeding every 30-days.