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Beekeeping in Cincinnati and surrounding counties

Beekeeping in Cincinnati and surrounding counties

Bee Feeding Sugar Syrup Factors

Spring Feeding (or for brood buildup)
1:1 Mixture (sugar:water)
SugarWeight(lbs.)
 Pints of Water
 Quarts of Water
 Gallons of Water
1
0.96
0.48
0.12
2
1.92
0.96
0.24
4
3.85
1.92
0.48
5
5.20
2.60
0.65
10
9.62
4.81
1.20
25
24.04
12.02
3.00
50
48.08
24.04
6.01
Fall Feeding (or for winter storage)
2:1 Mixture (sugar:water)
Sugar Weight (lbs.)
 Pints of Water
 Quarts of Water
 Gallons of Water
1
0.48
 0.24
0.06
2
0.96
0.48
0.12
4
1.92
0.96
0.24
5
2.60
1.30
0.33
10
4.81
2.40
0.60
25
12.02
6.01
1.50
50
24.04
12.02
3.00
Water Weights: 1 pint = 1.04 lbs.; 1 quart = 2.08 lbs.; 1 gallon = 8.33 lbs.

Sugar Candy Recipe


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 until temperature reaches 234 degrees (for soft sticky consistency) or 250 degrees (for hard consistency)
  • Remove from heat, cool to 200 degrees and whip with mixer until 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.

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Sugar Syrup Recipe


Sugar Candy Recipe