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  1. #1
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    Question HFCS 42--need some advice

    I have an opportunity to pick up 2200 gallons of syrup free of charge from an applesauce producer. The issue is that they were heating it and a sensor went bad and boiled it. The syrup looks more like honey now than the translucent color of HFCS. I have conflicting opinions coming at me about whether it is safe for the bees. I know that feeding molasses, and brown sugar to the bees is a "no-go" but am wondering if this is the same as feeding syrup that boiled and was discolored as a result. All advice appreciated.

  2. #2
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    St. Albans, Vermont
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    Default Re: HFCS 42--need some advice

    Don't feed it to your bees. The color is from HMF...hydroxymethylfurfuraldehyde....a by-product of fructose...produced by heat or even over time. Never feed HFCS that has degraded and is no longer water white. It will kill your bees.

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    Richlands, NC
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    Default Re: HFCS 42--need some advice

    Death Sentence!

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