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I have 2 colonies that were new splits this year. It is late August in Maine and I would like to feed them as they are very light on honey stores. I am in the process of switching over to natural bee keeping methods and understand the bees can become stronger/more resistant if you feed them honey as opposed to sugar syrup. I think this is my understanding from Michael Bush's site. I had a five gallon bucket of crystallized honey that I heated in a glass jar in a water bath. The temperature was 140-150F. Is this safe to feed to the bees? I do know there is some issue with Hydroxymethyl furfural. I would love a few opinions..... thanks... Marcy
 

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Did it come from the store or your bee's. The 140-150 part is worrisome. I typically never go over 100. If it was crystallized I would have just fed it as is to them. Would have been great to spread over the top bars they would have eaten it up just fine.
 

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Did it come from the store or your bee's. The 140-150 part is worrisome. I typically never go over 100. If it was crystallized I would have just fed it as is to them. Would have been great to spread over the top bars they would have eaten it up just fine.

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Yes it was from my apiary. I have more I could just spread over the top bars. By worrisome I am assuming you mean you have concern about Hydroxymethyl furfural? Thank you for the suggestion.
 
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