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Bee Feeding Sugar Syrup Factors

Bee Feeding Sugar Syrup Factors










Should be mixed water weight : sugar weight
  WATER WEIGHT TABLE  
  1 pint =   1.04 lbs.  
  1 quart = 2.08 lbs  
  1 gallon= 8.33 lbs  





Ratios:





Spring: (Or for brood buildup 1:1 mixture)
Sugar in common weights Water Required 
Sugar Weight pints quarts gallons
1 pound 0.96 0.48 0.12
2 pounds 1.92 0.96 0.24
4 pounds 3.85 1.92 0.48
5 pounds 5.20 2.60 0.65
10 pounds 9.62 4.81 1.20
25 pounds 24.04 12.02 3.00
50 pounds 48.08 24.04 6.01















Fall (Or for winter storage 2:1 Mixture)
Sugar in common weights Water Required 
Sugar Weight pints quarts gallons
1 pound 0.48 0.24 0.06
2 pounds 0.96 0.48 0.12
4 pounds 1.92 0.96 0.24
5 pounds 2.60 1.30 0.33
10 pounds 4.81 2.40 0.60
25 pounds 12.02 6.01 1.50
50 pounds 24.04 12.02 3.00

SUGAR CANDY RECIPE

Here's one recipe for making emergency bee feeding candy.

What you'll need:
Large sauce pan
Electric mixer
Cooking thermometer

Ingredients:
4 Pounds granulated sugar
1 Pound water (one pint)
1 TSP white vinegar (1/4 Tsp/lb sugar)

Procedure:

  • Pour sugar, water and vinegar into saucepan and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  • Continue to gently boil till temperature reaches 234 degrees (for soft sticky consistency) or 250 degrees (for hard consistency)
  • Remove from heat, cool till 200 degrees and whip with mixer till white and creamy.
  • Pour into desired shallow, disposable container or onto wax paper lined pan with edges.
  • When cool, place inverted container or block of sugar on top of frames.