Bee Syrup

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Source

From Beekeepers Guild: Feeding Bees

Notes

  • 1:2 - Used in the spring to stimulate egg laying (use only when enough honey is available for feeding the brood)
  • 1:1 - Used in the spring and summer to encourage comb building
  • 2:1 - Used in the fall to increase food stores in preparation for winter
  • Sugar Candy - Winter feeding

2:1 Syrup

  • Boil 5 quarts water
  • Remove heat
  • Stir in 5 pounds white cane sugar
  • Add 3.5 tablespoons Honey Bee Healthy (optional)

1:1 Syrup

  • Boil 2.5 quarts water
  • Remove heat
  • Stir in 5 pounds white cane sugar
  • Add 1.5 tablespoons Honey Bee Healthy (optional)

1:2 Syrup

  • Boil 5 cups water
  • Remove heat
  • Stir in 5 pounds white cane sugar
  • Add 1 tablespoons Honey Bee Healthy (optional)