I'm chiming in here about the food that we humans feed to bees. The only products that should ever be fed to bees for feeding replacement of honey is beet or cane sugar. NEVER, and I mean never feed them any kind of maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar, anything of that like. White cane sugar or beet sugar, period.
The other sugary-type products contain impurities and if you want some sick bees, well then, go right ahead and feed this crap to them. They will get sick, you can bet your bottom dollar. Why do that to the bees to save a buck, or whatever the reason. We are intervening in their lives when we feed them sugar syrup, and if we are doing that, then the deserve the best care possible. Period.
This question will come up again, about what to feed the bees, and it must be clearly stated AGAIN and again, that humans do not feed unpure sugar products to their bees. Have a wonderful and greatest of this beautiful day, Cindi