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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
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    Waxhaw (Charlotte) NC
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    Can any of you tell me about how many quarts of 2:1 sugar water it takes for the bees to fill a shallow super?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Danbury,Ct. USA
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    40?

    2 to 1 sugar is 33% water
    honey is 18% water
    Lets say honey is twice a concentrated as feed.The super hold 40lbs of honey. It should take 80lbs of feed to do it. 1 Pint = 1 pound
    ergo 40 quarts. That's logic but somehow I think it would take more in practice.

    Dickm

    Dickm

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    estevan, sask, canada
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    5 gallons of 2-1 in each hive is plenty,with food left over in spring,on the darker bee,yellow takes more,but can feed in spring early.We feed ours ,in next 2 weeks,and there is still 3/4 super full in spring.Don't have ta worry bout starvin.Just heard up north plus some in Man,is already feeding.Saskatoon has been feeding since 8th of august.We sure are in a nice place here.
    B. roger eagles

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