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Offline Butterchurn

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« on: April 07, 2005, 11:53:47 AM »
Which do you prefer to feed packages HFCS or sugar syrup?  Why?

Just curious.

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2005, 12:23:02 PM »
i like Sugar Syrup because I can make it up myself in either a 1:1 ratio or 2:1 ratio.     It is a good alternative for hobby beekeepers.    Most of the commercial beekeepers use HFCS, becuase they buy in bulk for many 100's of hives.

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2005, 12:28:32 PM »
By the time I pay shipping on HFCS it would be more expensive.  I'm not convinced that it's any better than sugar syrup.
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Offline Horns Pure Honey

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2005, 05:20:14 PM »
Sugar syrup is what I make. I can buy 50 pound bags of sugar for alot less. bye :D
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2005, 07:27:38 PM »
Quote from: Horns Pure Honey
Sugar syrup is what I make. I can buy 50 pound bags of sugar for alot less. bye :D

Man, they must be really hungry bees if you buy it by the 50lb bag to feed 2 hives :wink:
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2005, 09:44:04 PM »
It is cheeper and we will use it one way or another, bye :D
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Offline lively Bee's

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2005, 11:30:25 PM »
Has any one used Powdered HFCS?  Not powdered surar but HfCS