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    Default making syrup

    This my first time on beesource beekeeping forum.I am from manitoba , canada.I'm new to bee keeping,I'm get my bees in 2 weeks and want to know if you make syrup with icing sugar or just plain white sugar

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    Default Re: making syrup

    plain white table sugar -

    mix with warm water -

    remember its 1:1 by Weight not Volume - so 8lbs water : 8lbs sugar
    Last edited by concrete-bees; 04-06-2010 at 07:52 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Default Re: making syrup

    Hello and welcome!
    I have never known anyone to use anything other than just plain sugar for making syrup. I just buy the 5lb bags at the grocery.
    Best of luck with the bees.
    Steve

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    Default Re: making syrup

    Welcome, the ratio of sugar to water is real critical or the bees will get fat.

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    Default Re: making syrup

    My bee supply store sells icing sugar and regular sugar,whats icing sugar used for?

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    Default Re: making syrup

    Call Me stupid, but what do I mix in volume for a 1/1 mix or a 2/1 mix. I do not know what a liter of granulated sugar weighs. I think in the metric system. Thanks.

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    Default Re: making syrup

    Quote Originally Posted by concrete-bees View Post
    remember its 1:1 by Weight not Volume
    Nah, it works either way. A pint of water is a pound and two cups of sugar weigh a pound.

    And remember you're not making rocket fuel. It's not rocket science. The bees still benefit from either formula.

    Grant
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    Beekeeping With Twenty-five Hives: https://www.createspace.com/4152725

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    Default Re: making syrup

    Use regular granulated sugar for your syrup. Icing sugar is used as a dusting to help control varroa mites.

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    Default Re: making syrup

    Moved to Beekeeping 101
    Ernie
    Last edited by BEES4U; 04-07-2010 at 07:25 AM. Reason: proper forum
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    Exclamation Re: making syrup

    Good discussion............ But not here.... Take this
    up in Beekeeping 101 or Bee Forum, etc.

    Thanks

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