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## 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

I need to know the recipe to mix 25Lbs of sugar to a 5:3 sugar syrup. Cant remember it. Thanks.

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## 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.

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

Thanks, I do appreciate the help.

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

And it doesn't have to be exact. The bees never complain.

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

Wow! This conversation started early this year!

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

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.

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

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.

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

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. 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

Originally Posted by ralittlefield
Wow! This conversation started early this year!
This year we are having our water with a twist ; a different syrup recipe for every different ambient temperature.

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Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 01-13-2013 at 05:21 PM.

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

This year we are having our water with a twist ; a different syrup recipe for every different ambient temperature.
If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right!

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

Have I mentioned that it doesn't have to be exact??? I think I said that.

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

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.

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

Is it 5:3 for sure
I was @ 4:2. In the spring and 6:6 in the fall
Easily converted to
a little this and little that
in spring
Fall
a little this and a bit more of that

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25 pounds of sugar to 15 pints of water.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm#ratios

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## Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

Thanks to everyone

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