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Bee Syrup Mixing Chart

Bees

 

Bee Feeding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeding bees can quickly become confusing, especially for the new beekeeper. This chart will help you easily mix the desired quantity and ratio of syrup. Keep in mind that you will end up with slightly more syrup than the amount of water used (fortunately you can place any extra in the fridge for a few days). Enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in making your own Healthy Honeybee concentrate? Click here for the recipe!

 

Desired Ratio

Sugar: Water

Sugar

Water

 

 

 

2:1

 

Feed in Fall

16 pounds

(32 ½ cups)

1 gallon

(128 ounces)

8 pounds

(16 ¼ cups)

½ gallon

(64 ounces)

4 pounds

(8 cups)

1 Quart

(32 ounces)

2 pounds

(4 cups)

1 Pint

(16 ounces)

 

 

 

5:3

 

Feed year round

13.3 pounds

(26 ⅔ cups)

1 gallon

(128 ounces)

6.66 pounds

(13 ⅓ cups)

 

½ gallon

(64 ounces)

3.33 pounds

(6 ⅔ cups)

1 Quart

(32 ounces)

1.66 pounds

(3 ⅓ cups)

1 Pint

(16 ounces)

 

 

 

3:2

 

Feed year round

12 pounds

(24 cups)

1 gallon

(128 ounces)

6 pounds

(12 cups)

½ gallon

(64 ounces)

3 pounds

(6 cups)

1 Quart

(32 ounces)

1.5 pounds

(3 cups)

1 Pint

(16 ounces)

 

 

 

1:1

 

Feed in Spring

8 pounds

(16 ¼ cups)

1 gallon

(128 ounces)

4 pounds

(8 cups)

½ gallon

(64 ounces)

2 pounds

(4 cups)

1 Quart

(32 ounces)

1 pound

(2 cups)

1 Pint

(16 ounces)

 

To make: Heat desired amount of water until almost boiling. Do not boil water. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar. Allow to cool and feed to bees. Boiling water will result in a crystallized solution.

 

Depending on the ratio chosen and accuracy of measurement…

 

  • 1 gallon water makes about 1 ¼ to 1 ½+ gallon syrup
  • ½ gallon water makes about ⅔ to ¾+  gallon syrup
  • 1 quart water makes about 1 ¼ to 1 ½+ quart syrup
  • 1 pint water makes about 1 ¼ to 1 ½+ pint syrup

 

Click here to download chart

METRIC chart is available here



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