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  1. #1
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    Default 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Thought someone else might need this, Joe

    5:3 FALL SUGAR WATER MIX

    Five Parts SUGAR TO Three parts WATER


    4# SUGAR (64 OUNCES) 2 # WATER39 OZ.+/- 1 QUARTS
    5# SUGAR (80 OUNCES) 3# WATER 48 OZ. 1 QUARTS
    8# SUGAR (128 OUNCES) 5# WATER 80 OZ. +/- 2 QUARTS
    9# SUGAR (144 OUNCES) 5# WATER 90 OZ. +/- 2 QUARTS
    10# SUGAR (160 OUNCES) 6# WATER 96 OZ. 3 QUARTS

    Note: The sugar plus the water makes slightly more than twice the water, e.g., 5 pounds of sugar plus 1 1/2 quarts of water will produce about 3 1/4 cups of sugar water.

    Thanks to Mike Bush for suggesting my making 5:3 ratio rather than 2:1 for fall feeding; this is working much better.
    Last edited by Hoosier; 08-16-2012 at 04:33 AM.

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    my bees are going to town on this!

    Taking a 5lb bag and 3 pint jars of hot water....working like a champ!

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    What problem does 5:3 solve that is caused by 2:1? If it just works better, what specifically works better? Thanks.

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Quote Originally Posted by krad1964 View Post
    What problem does 5:3 solve that is caused by 2:1? If it just works better, what specifically works better? Thanks.
    It's easier to get it all dissolved, and after a few days there are no signs of crystallizing.

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier View Post
    It's easier to get it all dissolved, and after a few days there are no signs of crystallizing.
    5:3 won't crystallize all the way down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius)

    Tony P.
    There must be a harder way to do that... let me find it for you.

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Thanks. I'll give it a try. Looks like:

    25# SUGAR - 15# WATER - 7.5 QUARTS

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