Cattle mollases for bees???

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    tmrschessie New Member

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    Howdy. Just wondering if any of you have any pros or cons on feeding honey bees cattle molasses either straight or watered down? Thank You. Tom
     
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    Caramelized sugar or anything containing it is bad for bees digestive system. Even some corn syrups test high. My guess is molasses is quite scorched especially something feed grade.
     

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    I have a 50 gal container that I use for making coon bait. It does not have a burned odor that I can smell....just thought if i wated it down it might be a good feed for them since the cattle love it. Thanks for the input. Tom
     
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    Just done a search on line and see IT IS NOT GOOD FOR BEES. Thanks.. Tom
     
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    Bought a 100 lbs of sugar today....to take care of my two hives....they have been feeding like crazy with the weather change....Tom