How to make
for honey bees
In most cases, bee colonies are able to support themselves by foraging and collecting nectar from natural resource
RECENTLY MOVED HIVE
LOW BEE POPULATION
NEW PACKAGE OR NUC
LOW HONEY STORES APPROACHING WINTER
DROUGHT (AND NO FLOWERS)
WHEN YOU SHOULD FEED BEES SYRUP
Feed 1:1 syrup in the spring and summer Choose 2:1 syrup in the fall
WHAT RATIO OF SUGAR:WATER?
WEIGHT VS VOLUME
Ratios are properly measured by weight, not volume. So 2:1, for example, is 2 parts sugar and 1 part water, by weight. At the end of the day, weight will be close enough
HOW TO MAKE SYRUP
Heat water to ALMOST boiling and remove from heat. Stir in sugar and allow to cool.