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    Smile Bulk Sugar

    I need to buy 5-6,000 lbs of sugar. Anybody know where I can get it for cheap? I bought 5,000 lbs last year for .40/lb from United Sugars; it came in 50# bags, 2500# per pallet.

    Thanks in advance!
    Chip

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    WOW Isn't that expensive for bulk? I buy 4lb bags at Ruler Foods for .89 a bag...............Granted they have a 10 bag a day limit so that wouldn't do you any good.

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    Harley, that was last years price.......lot cheaper this year....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Euliss View Post
    I need to buy 5-6,000 lbs of sugar. Anybody know where I can get it for cheap? I bought 5,000 lbs last year for .40/lb from United Sugars; it came in 50# bags, 2500# per pallet.

    Thanks in advance!
    Chip
    Chip, are you feeding bees with that much sugar? I'm trying to envision how many hives that would be for..

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    Only 800 and 6,000 lbs won't even make a gallon for each hive. Heavy syrup is about 12 lbs per gallon so 6,000 lbs would need 3,000 lbs of water at a 2:1 ratio for heavy syrup. 9,000/12 will make 750 gallons. A little short of what I need but I have already have 3,000 lbs in the warehouse
    Quote Originally Posted by Robbin View Post
    Chip, are you feeding bees with that much sugar? I'm trying to envision how many hives that would be for..

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    "Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay".....Krishnamurti

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    As an employee of michigan sugar, i can only suggest michigan sugar.. It is hands down the best sugar in the world.. How do i know you ask? Because i made it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanger View Post
    As an employee of michigan sugar, i can only suggest michigan sugar.. It is hands down the best sugar in the world.. How do i know you ask? Because i made it
    Stanger, I tried to send an email to Michigan Sugar but it bounced. Who might I contact for a quote? Thanks, Chip

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    Costco?

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    I checked Costco last weekend and they were priced at $8.59 for 25# or $0.3436 per pound.

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    Why dont you get syrup from Dakota Gunness. They are located in Abercrombie ND.

    I think the corn was cheaper than sucrose.

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    I heard you can get sugar in 50lb bags from Mann Lake for around .35lb might be worth checking out.

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    Thanks. I emailed Mann Lake and the place Riskybizz suggested.

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    Why do you put citric in your syrup and how much? Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbfarms View Post
    Why do you put citric in your syrup and how much? Thx!
    i would like to know too

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    I PM you

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    didn't find a pm, can you resend? thx

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    Why do I use citric acid?

    I use 2 cup of citric acid per heated 300 gal tote of syrup to break the sucrose into glucose and fructose. I add in some snake oil and the syrup stores forever without crystalizing or fermenting.

    Gen rule. is 1 teaspoon per 5 gal syrup.

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    I wound up buying 7,500 lbs from D&I Sweeteners but they can ship through Mann Lake if you don't want to send a truck. Chris Cruse (877-879-4195) was the person I dealt with. 0.35 per pound and shipping would vary depending on where you need it delivered.

    I've fed heavy syrup the past 2 falls and have been pleased with the results. They gained weight but I fed heaviest just before they cluster. I ship to a colleague in CA who takes care of them through almonds and oranges. He feeds syrup and pollen patties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Euliss View Post
    I wound up buying 7,500 lbs from D&I Sweeteners

    Not that it matters...but I believe their sugar is beets not cane.

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