solidified syrup

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by edcisco, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. edcisco

    edcisco New Member

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    I had bought high fructose corn syrup in 5 gallon containers with 2.25" screw tops. I didn't use one last fall and it is now solid. Can I use it now--if so, how do I get it out of the container?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Try heating it, then add 10% water to keep it from doing it again.
     

  3. edcisco

    edcisco New Member

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    This may be a dumb question, but since it is a plastic 5 gal container what is the easiest way to heat it.
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    In a washtub or similar, in water. The water will protect the plastic. Let cool before removing from the water.
     
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    I have found for warming 5 gallon pail of honey crate heaters (the kind made for dogs crates) works quite well. it ain't real quick but mine is large enough to accept two 5 gallon pails. I cover the pails with blankets.
     
  6. alleyyooper

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    Why not cut the plastic jar in half and set on the top bars and let the bees clean it out?

    :mrgreen: Al