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  1. #1
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    Default Can I dry feed c&h pure cane granulated white sugar?

    I read on the Michael bush website I can dry fern pure cane sugar but all I have is c&h ????

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    Default Re: Can I dry feed c&h pure cane granulated white sugar?

    C&H granulated sugar is pure cane sugar, and is fine to feed bees. Other brands of granulated sugar, (Domino, store brands, etc) are also fine.

    The kinds of sugar that are not suitable are brown sugars. Confectioners sugar (AKA powdered sugar) is likely to have small amounts of cornstarch in it to prevent lumping, and is not the best choice for bee feed.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Can I dry feed c&h pure cane granulated white sugar?

    Thanks, just caught a small swarm and was thinking about feeding

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    Default Re: Can I dry feed c&h pure cane granulated white sugar?

    Cane, beet, any kind of refined sugar works fine. But since they have started to use systemic pesticides on sugar beets and they now have GMO sugar beets, I may convert to using cane sugar...

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm#kindofsugar
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Can I dry feed c&h pure cane granulated white sugar?

    Duplicate
    Last edited by Michael Bush; 02-14-2013 at 11:28 AM.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Can I dry feed c&h pure cane granulated white sugar?

    Duplicate
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Can I dry feed c&h pure cane granulated white sugar?

    Don't worry Michael, I'm sure there will be bags of beet sugar labelled "does not contain gmo's" for you.

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