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  1. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hi friends, Since the natural pH of honey reduces pest susceptibility, and the higher pH of sugar syrup increases it, would it be possible to reduce the pH of sugar syrup to match that of honey? I prefer to avoid feeding if at all possible. I leave on plenty of honey, and use frames of honey...
  2. Bee Forum
    This year I went from 3 colonies to 11. Today I had to feed them for the first time, wow what a change, i cannot imagine feeding dozens or hundreds of colonies! I mixed the syrup in a 5 gallon bucket, at a ratio of 1 gallon of water to 16 pounds of sugar, which is 2:1 by weight, using a paint...
  3. Bee Forum
    This has been well-covered, but it's spring and a lot of folks post about syrup mixing. Because I'm a little OCD, I sat down and tested various sugar mixes (by volume) with a hydrometer yesterday. I confirmed what beeks already know, but here it is for easy use. It's as easy to mix the three...
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