# 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

• 01-12-2013, 11:38 PM
Lazy W
5:3 Syrup Recipe???
I need to know the recipe to mix 25Lbs of sugar to a 5:3 sugar syrup. Cant remember it. :scratch:Thanks.
• 01-13-2013, 12:10 AM
Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???
Water is 8 lbs per gallon. So to make 5:3 with 25 lbs of sugar is 15 lbs of water, which is 1 gallon plus 7 pints. But 2 gallons of water is pretty close.
• 01-13-2013, 07:11 AM
Lazy W
Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???
Thanks, I do appreciate the help.
• 01-13-2013, 07:17 AM
Ravenseye
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And it doesn't have to be exact. The bees never complain.
• 01-13-2013, 07:22 AM
ralittlefield
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Wow! This conversation started early this year!
• 01-13-2013, 07:41 AM
Daniel Y
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A pint of water weighs 1 lb. so the easy way to get to 15 lbs of water is to take 2 gallons of water and then remove one pint (2 cups).

Although the mix is not critical. I always run into a volume problem with my feeders if I over do it a smidge here or a tad there. I end up with half a jar of sugar water with no place to put it. I found leaving it on the counter in the kitchen until tomorrow does not go over well with the Mrs.
• 01-13-2013, 04:21 PM
BeeTax
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A gallon of water equals 8.33#. So for 25# of sugar add 1 gallon, 3 quarts, 6.3 ounces of water. Get R Done.
• 01-13-2013, 05:10 PM
Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???
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Originally Posted by BeeTax
A gallon of water equals 8.33#.

Uhh, you forgot to account for the effect of the ambient temperature on water. :no: Since water volume expands with increasing temperature, you cannot specify the exact weight of water without specifying a temperature. Here's a reference chart:
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wa...ies-d_162.html

:ws:

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Originally Posted by ralittlefield
Wow! This conversation started early this year!

This year we are having our water with a twist :D; a different syrup recipe for every different ambient temperature. :lookout: :lpf:

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• 01-13-2013, 05:53 PM
ralittlefield
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This year we are having our water with a twist :D; a different syrup recipe for every different ambient temperature. :lookout: :lpf:

If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right! :)
• 01-13-2013, 08:32 PM
Ravenseye
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Have I mentioned that it doesn't have to be exact??? I think I said that. :)
• 01-13-2013, 10:43 PM
BEES4U
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Re: 5:3 syrup

5/3 = 1.666 or 1.7

3/3 = 1

5:3 = 1.7 : 1
Or, just make a 2:1 syrup

Good luck.
• 01-14-2013, 07:25 AM
tommyt
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Is it 5:3 for sure
I was @ 4:2. In the spring and 6:6 in the fall
Easily converted to
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a little this and little that
in spring
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a little this and a bit more of that
• 01-14-2013, 09:43 AM
Michael Bush
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25 pounds of sugar to 15 pints of water.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm#ratios
• 01-14-2013, 10:05 PM
Lazy W
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Thanks to everyone