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I have a beet sugar plant only a hubdred miles from me and am going to call and see if they have "reject" sugar for sale cheap.

Do you see any downfall using beet sugar syrup in spring??
 

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I've used beet sugar from the grocery store many times for feeding bees with no problems at all. As far as "reject" sugar, I guess it depends on why it's rejected.

You don't have a location listed. Where are you located? Seems like most of the beet sugar plants are in Western Nebraska, Eastern Wyoming or Northern Colorado.
 

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okay, this is gonna sound really weird...but I eat a lot of canned fruit. It all has heavy sugar syrup that's left after I eat all the fruit...I was thinking about feeding this to the bees...they've got plenty of opportunities to cleanse, pretty much every day. any reason I shouldn't do this?
 

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That Will not harm them. they will eat jelly, pop out of a discarted cans. Just fix it so they won't fall in ...with sticks or something they can light on.
 

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Hi Branman: Well, of course we know they'll take the stuff. If it was me (but it isn't) and if I had that much syrup left from canned fruit (which I don't) I'd put some bees in a nuc and feed it to them just to see what would happen and when I did find out for certain, I'd let everyone know.
 
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