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This past weekend we had Randy Oliver as a speaker for the MBA Research Symposium.

During one of his presentations, he mentioned that California beekeepers use one of the sugars for a brood rearing stimulation. Since it is not fed in liquid, it does not plug the hives but does provide a stimulation for brood rearing.

I did not understand correctly whether he said Drivert Sugar, or Invert Sugar. What I saw in the picture was that there was a white pile on the top bars of the hives.


Anybody heard of this? Any recipes?

Thanks,
Jh
 

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Drivert sugar is around 8% inverted sugar (retains moisture). Definitely not a syrup substitute but is a good supplement.
 

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I was considering using Drivert when mixing pollen sub but it's not available at the bakery supply where I can buy fondant and I'm not sure I would want to pay the price if it was available.

I believe that fondant will be a more economical alternative to the Drivert.
 

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Reply from Randy Oliver:

Hi Jonathan,

Drivert is a bakery sugar produced by C&H consisting of finely flaked cane sugar with added invert sugar. *Commonly used by Calif queen producers for dry feeding in nucs.

Best,
Randy--back in wet, but warmer, California
 
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