Re: Using ascorbic acid to bring pH level down in sugar water
OK. Thanks for that JW. From what you're saying then, it doesn't sound like adding a small amount of ascorbic acid would help that much as the bees already have the natural means to break down the sugar water. Proof of that is I got 4 NUCs this year and they did just fine breaking down the 1:1 sugar water I gave them (until the spring honey flow kicked in) which was also laced with some essential oils (wintergreen, spearmint, lemongrass and tea tree) my mentor suggested I use. Am I ready you correctly?
Started beekeeping in 2013 and having a blast - 4 hives - chemical free