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Offline zzen01

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Got kind of a strange question(maybe 2)
« on: April 24, 2010, 10:59:01 PM »
Do bees like Soda(root beer, 7-Up etc)? Is it good for them?

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Re: Got kind of a strange question(maybe 2)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 11:06:21 PM »
They like anything sweet. No, it isn't good for them. It contains corn starch.
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Re: Got kind of a strange question(maybe 2)
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 11:11:34 PM »
Its also the Highftruitos corn syurps as well not the corn starch. HFCS are bad for bees and humans.
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Re: Got kind of a strange question(maybe 2)
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 11:17:53 PM »
Honey is a mixture of different types of sugars, water, and small amounts of other compounds. Honey typically has a fructose/glucose ratio similar to HFCS 55, as well as containing some sucrose and other sugars. Like HFCS, honey contains water and has approximately 3 kcal per gram. Because of its similar sugar profile and lower price, HFCS is used as bee feed instead of honey during the winter.

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Re: Got kind of a strange question(maybe 2)
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 11:30:48 PM »
Wynoochee_new, Allen is correct. Commercial beeks buy hfcs by the semi tanker load to feed bees. It is the corn starch that gives the bees dysentery.
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Re: Got kind of a strange question(maybe 2)
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2010, 12:10:24 AM »
they seem to like beer also.

no reason to believe that HFCS is any worse for humans than white sugar.  all things in moderation. 
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Re: Got kind of a strange question(maybe 2)
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2010, 12:19:08 AM »
  all things in moderation. 

:-D I LIKE THAT PHRASE  :-D and you're so right by that
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Re: Got kind of a strange question(maybe 2)
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010, 12:19:36 PM »
As long as they don't put HFCS in beer....
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