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I have been feeding my bees 1 1 sugar water but about a month ago somebody gave me a jar of honey that they did not use anymore. I mixed this honey with some water then added it to the remaining quart jar that already contained sugar water. I took the jar off today and opened it up and smelled it and it sure smells like liquer. Can someone tell me if this is in fact mead or just a good tasting drink?
 

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When you feed honey to the bees you should not mix it with water . If the bees do not take it within a few days, the mixture will ferment depending on the temperature and is then no longer suitable for the bees.
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Wine is made with fruit (typically grape). Sugar "wine" would be more towards hootch... technically alcoholic, and as pleasant to drink as kerosene :). Even unprocessed sugar, in the form of cane juice used as a wash for rum distillation, has some flavor from the natural cane.
 
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