Wanting to do everything I can to help out my Honey Bees I started to make my own syrup for both my hives.

Honey Bee Syrup

Wanting to do everything I can to help out my Honey Bees I started to make my own syrup for both my hives.

Bee Feeding Recipes: When feeding bees, it is the sugar, not the water that the bees need.  By mixing the sugar to water at different ratios, the beekeeper can encourage certain behaviors.  Below are sugar syrup recipes from Keith Tignor, State Apiarist, and the actions they stimulate within the hive.   Also included are candy recipes and instructions for dry sugar feeding used as emergency winter food when temperatures are below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Bee Feeding Recipes: When feeding bees, it is the sugar, not the water that the bees need. By mixing the sugar to water at different ratios, the beekeeper can encourage certain behaviors. Below are sugar syrup recipes from Keith Tignor, State Apiarist, and the actions they stimulate within the hive. Also included are candy recipes and instructions for dry sugar feeding used as emergency winter food when temperatures are below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Honey Bee Syrup (with Pictures)

Honey Bee Syrup

Honey Bee Syrup (with Pictures)

Have you ever had the opportunity to capture bee swarms? Here are some tips for how to capture bee swarms into a bee hive.  via @www.pinterest.com/farmfitliving

How to Capture Bee Swarms Into A Bee Hive.

Have you ever had the opportunity to capture bee swarms? Here are some tips for how to capture bee swarms into a bee hive. via @www.pinterest.com/farmfitliving

10 Steps to Wintering Your Bees to Keep Them Alive (Even If You’re in the Northern Climates)

10 Steps to Wintering Your Bees to Keep Them Alive (Even If You're in the Northern Climates)

10 Steps to Wintering Your Bees to Keep Them Alive (Even If You’re in the Northern Climates)

Recipe for Feeding Bees  2 quarts (8 cups) of white sugar (do not use brown sugar or other substitute) 3 cups of almost boiling water 1 cup of chamomile tea (can use chamomile flowers or tea bags) 2 tablespoons of your own honey ½ teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice a healthy pinch of sea salt 3-4 drops of lemongrass essential oil 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerine  Mix sugar and water until all sugar is dissolved.

A Better Sugar Syrup Recipe for Feeding Bees - Homesteading and Livestock

Recipe for Feeding Bees 2 quarts (8 cups) of white sugar (do not use brown sugar or other substitute) 3 cups of almost boiling water 1 cup of chamomile tea (can use chamomile flowers or tea bags) 2 tablespoons of your own honey ½ teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice a healthy pinch of sea salt 3-4 drops of lemongrass essential oil 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerine Mix sugar and water until all sugar is dissolved.

Honey Bee Syrup

Honey Bee Syrup

Wanting to do everything I can to help out my Honey Bees I started to make my own syrup for both my hives.

A Warre hive uses top cars or slats instead of frames, usually with a wooden wedge or guide from which the bees build their own comb.

Hexagonal Beehive Boxes, Warre Style

A Warre hive uses top cars or slats instead of frames, usually with a wooden wedge or guide from which the bees build their own comb.

Lot of 4 New Jadite Honeybee Honey Bee Syrup Dispensers | eBay

Lot of 4 New Jadite Honeybee Honey Bee Syrup Dispensers | eBay

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