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« on: April 30, 2009, 10:42:27 AM »

I have 2 gal. of 1:1 syrup on my hands that I will not need until after the nectar flow ends.  How long can you store the syrup if you refrigerate it.

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 10:58:27 AM »

 It will last quite awhile if refregerated.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 11:20:59 AM »

Even longer if frozen!
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 03:06:30 PM »

Even when I'm using the syrup. I add a small amount of vinegar to it. This will help to keep it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 03:54:49 PM »

  Maybe I need to start using vinegar... didn't know about that. Several days after making syurp in my leftover bucket, I start to see black stuff in it.

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 09:44:44 PM »

Do you need to reheat the syrup before you give it to them?
I have heard that they won't take syrup if its cold but I have always wondered about that since it doesn't stay warm for long once you put it out there.
I haven't made enough to have to store it, just small batches but its good info to have for the future.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 07:57:38 AM »

I think it kind of depends upon your outside temps.  If you're having 70 degree temps you probably don't have to warm the syrup.  If you have 40-50 temps, perhad a good idea to warm it a bit.  If I have stored syrup in my fridge ahead of time, I will always warm it up a bit before I place it on the hive.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 08:21:29 AM »

Table spoon of apple cider vinegar per gallon
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