Sunday, September 25, 2011

Making 2:1 Sugar Syrup For Bees - Video

Now that fall is coming the bees need all the resources they can store to make it through winter, especially bees that were installed just this year.  A heavier syrup, called 2 to 1, is a concentrated cocktail that ought to get them storing sugar.  That is: 2 parts sugar to 1 part water. 
Given the super saturation of the sugar/water mixture heat must be applied to the initial introduction of the sugar to make certain all the crystals dissolve.  So here is our little how-to video:

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