left behind sugar

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by PeeVee, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. PeeVee

    PeeVee New Member

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    Last year, as well as this year will probably turn out, there has been some left behind sugar from Mountain Camp emergency feeding. Last year from a deadout - possibly mites and went into a dwindling mode so cluster became too small (?). and, this year from another dead out.

    question is, can I utilize that left behind sugar for Spring syrup? Granted there is not a lot, but I tend to not throw stuff away for no reason.
     
  2. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    That's what I plan on doing with mine.
     

  3. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    If the hives died because of disease or suspected disease, I wouldn't advise using the left over sugar.
    One has to be careful not to be penny wise and pound foolish. On the other hand, if they died because of varroa or other non-bacterial causes, I can't think of a reason why not to use it.
     
  4. PeeVee

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    Disease is my one concern until I do the full investigation. Due to bad schedule last Fall, I didn't inspect or treat for Vorroa. I suspect that may have been a factor.