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    At Walmart I saw a 25lb bag of sugar goes for $14. At my local grocery store it is just around the same price. That's $0.56 a pound.
    Is sugar that expensive for everyone?
    Where do you get your sugar?

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    Seems there is a general price increase about everywhere. Until a few weeks ago, sugar at Costco was $0.49/lb. 2 weeks ago it was $0.54.

    At my local Walmart the national brand of sugar was $.55, while the WM brand was on sale at $.39. Local grocery store has frequent sales on sugar this time of year because it is canning season and they sometimes beat WM's price. Keep your eyes open, especially this time of year. Stock up if you can and store it in a clean, dry, mouseproof container.

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    Still cheaper than honey.

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    it's been 14 @ wallfart for 2 yrs now. costco is a tad cheaper on 50lb bags not much, and we get 100lb bags @ .30lb

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    Last time I bought some at CostCo it was (including tax) $0.48/lb.
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    if I WATCH THE SALES I CAN GET 4LB BAGS FOR .99

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    I just bought it at Walmart for less than $9 per 25 pound sack two weeks ago. I bought 75 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild-b View Post
    if I WATCH THE SALES I CAN GET 4LB BAGS FOR .99
    Where?! Walmart?
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    Local Walmart is $0.47 per pound on their store brand 25# bag.

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    25# here at Walmart ( 35758 zip code ) is 11.14 or .4456/lb, before tax Store brand..
    25# @ Sams Club is 13.38 or .5352/lb before tax ( Domino Brand )
    50# @ Sams Club is 25.98 or .5196/lb beore tax ( Domino Brand )

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0dem View Post
    Where?! Walmart?
    Super Saver, but then you can price match at walmart

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    Default Re: Sugar

    does anyone use high fructose corn syrup

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild-b View Post
    does anyone use high fructose corn syrup
    I do for my fall feeding. Each colony gets about 4 gallons in late September. The rest of the time I feed sugar syrup.

    I just bought 50 lb bags at Cash N Carry for $18 and some change. Best price I could find.

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    I just bought 25 pound bags at walmart for 11.00 a bag. gone to two days headed out again

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    You have to go to a "bargain store" like Save-a-Lot or whatever the el cheepo is in your location.
    They'll have a sale every so often where it's $1.19 for four pounds.
    That German chain-grocery store has a sale like that too but you can only buy six bags at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmercal View Post
    I just bought it at Walmart for less than $9 per 25 pound sack two weeks ago. I bought 75 pounds.
    I got it for $8.75 per 25 lb bag at Walmart in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Same bag, same sugar here is right at $14 at local Walmart.
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    Brad, that is exactly where I purchased mine. Great price.

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    I just bought ten pound bags at Walmart yesterday for $5.67/bag. Earlier in the spring, they were $4.97/bag

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    Sams Club is at $11.34 here for some time. Right now I am using a lot and always get the bootlegger comment.

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    At what price cross over point does it become more economical to feed HFCS?

    I can run the numbers for cost per gallon of 2:1/5:3/1:1 vs a gallon of HFCS. Just not sure if the bees treat HFCS as a different concentration.

    Or should I not over think it and treat it as if it's 2:1.

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