You don't use high fructose corn syrup, you use just plain old corn syrup - Karo syrup, the kind your grandmother used. HFCS is no good for us - so why would you feed it to bees? :?
I was told you shouldn't use Karo- I am also aware some people believe HFCS is bad for bees. I use HFCS 55, a specific type of HFSC and have had no adverse effects from it.
I am uncertain that because something is bad for humans, it is therefore bad for bees or vice versa. Bees have unique needs from humans.
I apologize if this is confusing to a newbie, all this disagreement amongst beeks. I feed my bees HFCS b/c its easier. I have had no adverse effects so far. If I did, I would definately stop feeding HFCS. No lost hives. In our area we need more stores that even places that are colder for longer periods of time. My bees will fly and raise brood in february, than have snow 12 hrs later. this yo-yoing creates huge demands on food resources. I doubt my bees would survive w/o this extra food, including sugar boards placed in february and HFSC in fall. I cant keep up w/ making sugar syrup in the fall. They can go through 15 gallons a day of syrup, compared to about 4 gallons of HFCS for 15 hives.