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Any ideas where I can find divert Sugar in the NW? I'm North of Seattle.

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That link doesn't say anything about "divert" sugar. Why are you looking for it? Do you want to feed it to your bees?
 

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That link tells about "invert" sugar, not "divert" sugar. But, i take it that you are wanting it for feed. What is so special about divert sugar, as feed, versus mixing water and cane sugar?
 

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And if its been sitting around awhile it gets kinda lumpy.I picked up a few bags from Dadants on the way through.They were a bit surprised when I started slamming the bags down on the concrete.But lumpy drivert is hard to pour into a hive.
 

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That link tells about "invert" sugar, not "divert" sugar. But, i take it that you are wanting it for feed. What is so special about divert sugar, as feed, versus mixing water and cane sugar?
Drivert is C&H trade name -it is sugar that is amalgamated in 8% invert sugar
the benefits to inverted sugar are many-but inverted syrup is common hard to find inverted sugar in dry form-RDY-B
 

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Drivert is useful for feeding nucs or weaker hives in a dearth without setting off robbing like syrup might.
Though plain sugar can be used for the same purpose, drivert is less likely to be wasted.
 

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Re: Can't find Drivert Sugar in the Northwest.

I am going to mix it at a 1:1 ratio with Mega bee then add 2:1 regular sugared syrup. Im also going to add canola oil. The Drivert keeps the patties from drying out and collects hive moisture.

I see I misspelled Drivert in the original thread title.... Sorry.

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Found some...

Puratos Baking Supply - Seattle

little over $40 for a 50# bag.

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C&H's "Drivert Sugar" = Baker's Sugar = Caster Sugar, which is available in a two-pack (of 3#/jar=6#s) from Amazon.com for ~$32. If you have Amazon Prime, you can "Subscribe & Save" and get up to 15% discount and it's even cheaper if you use "Prime Pantry"
 
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