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Offline _Brenda_

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How long will sugar syrup last before it goes bad?
« on: April 23, 2008, 02:02:36 PM »
My package bees have been shipped, so I made up some sugar syrup last night and put it in gallon water jugs. I called the PO this morning and they say no bees yet, so I need to know if I need to refrigerate the syrup or if it will be ok left at room temp for a day or 2 ?
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Re: How long will sugar syrup last before it goes bad?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 02:53:24 PM »
it will probably be fine, but I always put mine in the fridge.

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Re: How long will sugar syrup last before it goes bad?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 02:57:43 PM »
you can even freeze it if you put it in a freezer safe container.
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Re: How long will sugar syrup last before it goes bad?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 04:57:04 PM »
Ok. Thanks.  :)
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Re: How long will sugar syrup last before it goes bad?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 06:37:16 PM »
I put any I have leftover at the end of the year in the fridge.  Otherwise I just leave it outside by the hives sealed in a galon jug of course.  It's always been fine.