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« on: September 14, 2008, 03:47:32 PM »

How many grams of Soluble Powder per gallon of syrup?


Thanks in advance. 

PS.  I understand that one tsp of the powder = 2.5 grams
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 06:03:44 PM »

To prevent nosema: In a small jar half filled with lukewarm water, add one teasoon of Fumidil. Shake the jar until dissolved. Stir the jar's contents into 1 gallon of cooled sugar syrup solution you use to feed your bees.  Feed at the top of the hive using a hive-top feeder

Reference: Beekeeping for Dummies Chapter 8 page 137.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 07:19:05 PM »

To prevent nosema: In a small jar half filled with lukewarm water, add one teasoon of Fumidil. Shake the jar until dissolved. Stir the jar's contents into 1 gallon of cooled sugar syrup solution you use to feed your bees.  Feed at the top of the hive using a hive-top feeder

Reference: Beekeeping for Dummies Chapter 8 page 137.


Thanks Mtman,

I wasn't asking what Fumagilin-B was used for.  I wasn't asking how to introduce the medicine into the syrup.  I wasn't even asking what book you read, even though it's a good one! smiley

What I was asking was how many GRAMS to introduce into each gallon of syrup.  What I was asking was how many grams of the powder to introduce into one gallon of syrup.   

I have read that one tsp=5g (of Fumagilin-B).  But Grams are a measure of weight and teaspoons are a measure of volume.  I think that Fumagilin-B is about the consistency of powdered sugar, maybe finer.  So according to this: Cooking Calculator  5 Grams are TWO teaspoons.  Can anyone help me out on this?   


Anybody have a gram scale?


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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 07:40:47 PM »

Sorry I didn't understand what you were asking hope you find what you are looking for
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008, 07:44:31 PM »

sorry again don't try to add powder directly to syrup it will not dissolve that way
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 08:11:14 PM »

Here:
http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/pdfs/CHEMICA1.PDF
It says 1 tsp per gallon of sugar syrup. Mtman is correct to dissolve it a little in a samll amount of luke warm water and then mix the solution with the syrup.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 09:45:10 PM »

Thanks for the info.  I knew how to introduce it. Just wasn't sure about whether 1 tsp was 5 grams.  I had some conflicting info on that since it's an apple and a bowling ball!  Grams are a measure of weight and tsp is a measure of volume!  I'm funny that way.  Like terms and all that stuff!




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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008, 04:02:03 PM »

According to the fact sheet, 2 g makes 2024 gallons of treated syrup. So, assuming 2 grams into 22 gallons, that's .091 g/gal.

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008, 05:10:35 PM »

From the package of fumagilin b it says the bottle comtains enough for overwintering three colonies. It is a 24 gram bottle so I would assume 8 grams or 1/3 of the bottle per colony.It may require a part of it at each feeding that way but Maarec website shows one teaspoon to a gallon of syrup.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2008, 06:48:03 AM »

From the package of fumagilin b it says the bottle comtains enough for overwintering three colonies. It is a 24 gram bottle so I would assume 8 grams or 1/3 of the bottle per colony.It may require a part of it at each feeding that way but Maarec website shows one teaspoon to a gallon of syrup.


That's what had me wondering.   I see everywhere that 5g is the dose per two chamber hive.  Everyone says that 1 tsp = 5g. Well, the powder has the consistency of powdered sugar.  If that's true, then TWO tsp is equal to 5g.  According to this:  Cooking Calculator
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