Making Sugar Water for the Bees

With the way the winter has been, warm, the bees need a lot of food, they are flying burning calories and not bringing any thing back unless I give it too them. You have seen Pollen Pro, sugar water, and patties earlier but here is an easy way to make sugar water.

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There are plenty of video’s out there, but I’ll show how anyway. The sugar should be sugar cane not beets and it should be a ratio of 2:1 sugar to water for winter feeding. I put in 8 cups of sugar and 4 cups of water.

Sugar is in, add water, then stir to make sure all of the sugar is wet.

After stirring the sugar and water heat to a boil to dissolve the sugar. I put it in a pickle jar for storage because it is easy to handle but honestly it is a little small.

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It takes several hours for it to cool down and you don’t want to give the bees boiling sugar water so it is good to plan at least a day ahead.

Author: millcreekhomestead

Just a stay at home Dad trying to become more self sufficient in a world getting more dependent. It’s easy to get lost in all the things of the world, sometimes the best therapy is getting your hands dirty and growing something good!

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