Syrup Idea

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Murrell, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Murrell

    Murrell New Member

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    Another dumb idea, I have had a lot of those in my lifetime. :(

    I use all plastic frames, of which I am very well satisfied with.

    Before installing I spray them with sugar water which seems to help, Now my new idea :eek: spray with sugar water, sift dry sugar granuals on to the wet frames let dry [ may need to spray sugar a little with syrup to make it sticker ] and have a giant sugar candy bar/frame !! :lol:

    Now before any body get to far gone, it's 102 Degrees, and I might have fried my brain a little !! :yahoo:

    Murrell
     
  2. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    Sounds feasible to me.
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Let us know how it works.
     
  4. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    I guess you do know Murrell that at a certain time of the year any granulated sugar (typically used for emergency rations during the winter) does get dragged out of the hive and dumped at the front door.
     
  5. 2kooldad

    2kooldad New Member

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    i didnt know that....why ???
     
  6. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    perhaps not so much why as to what happens.

    granulated sugar first off needs water for the bees to process it into feed. with little else in the box and nothing coming in a hive will slowly consume plain granulated sugar to survive. once a flow begins they pretty quickly seen to view the granulated sugar as debris and toss it out the front door.