Re: Sugar syrup PH
As to white vinegar versus other vinegars, if you want to be a perfectionist, white.
The reason, brown vinegars have an "ash" content. Too much ash, causes dysentry, which during winter when bees are confined, promotes the spread of nosema and can kill the hive.
However, I doubt the quantity of vinegar in the syrup will be enough to cause serious harm, but if all vinegar is the same price, no reason not to go white.
Also, a question Michael Bush, I am surprised you feed sugar, I'd heard (second hand) that sugar was like poison, in some branches of treatment free teaching. What is your take on sugar?
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).