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The Easiest, No Mess 1:1 Bee Sugar Syrup Recipe!

hey everybody welcome back to whistle,thicket if you hear a weird noise in the,background that's our pet mini pig he's,roaming around around my legs Here I am,going to talk about bee syrup and what I,think is the easiest be syrup one-to-one,ratio,recipe that I found and it's simple it's,quick it's easy it's not messy I'm not,trying to convince you to feed your bees,some people say yes you need to feed,your B some say never feed your bees but,if you're watching this video you,probably have made the decision to feed,your bees now I am a new beekeeper my,bees are are very young my nuke is still,drawing comb so that's the main reason,why I am still feeding at least one of,my hives is that they are still making,comb in their hive body that takes a lot,of energy a lot of work now the second,year they're not going to have to draw,that comb even if that the bee colony,collapses I already have that drawn comb,that the new bees can use so I may not,feed as much next year or next spring,but I'm still feeding right now so this,is a recipe I came up with so first of,all do this outside the first time I,made B syrup was a complete mess the,kitchen was a disaster sugar is not easy,to clean up I'll tell you that on a,kitchen counter not fun to do so the,ratio is one to one and there's always,arguments should you do by weight should,you do by volume really it doesn't,matter it's the same thing one-to-one,ratio but the important thing is how are,you going to do it how are you going to,transport to your bees there's lots of,recipes out there for five gallons,that's a lot of bee syrup if you have,tons and tons of bees yes but just,imagine if you have to lift up a,five-gallon bucket to pour that into,your beefeaters that wasn't for me I,found the easiest way is,using an empty gallon jug a milk jug or,jug of water and using that to mix your,B serum so this is the recipe it's,really simple it's based off of a single,bag of sugar this is four pounds of,sugar I think that's a pretty standard,size of sugar so my recipe is based off,of the sugar in the bag so four pounds,of sugar has 454 teaspoons,now there's three teaspoons to one,tablespoon so that means that there are,a hundred and fifty-one tablespoons in,this bag now there are sixteen,tablespoons to one cup so if I do 151,and I divide that by 16 I get nine point,four five so basically this is nine and,a half cups of sugar I don't need to,measure it I already know that this is,what I did with my milk jug I filled it,up to ten cups so it's a little more,than one to one but that but I'm fine,with that doesn't have to be exactly,perfect right so I filled it up to ten,cups and a gallon is 16 cups so this is,this is accurate you have to keep in,mind that the gallon kind of loses some,of its air its volume so this tape line,you only have to do this once you,figured out where your tin cup mark is,tape it off I've tried to use markers,that kind of rub off that's why I am,using tape instead and then from there,it's really simple you fill this up with,warm water,some people boil but I've heard lots of,people say that is not good you can,start to ferment the sugar bees don't,want hot be syrup anyway so you got to,let it cool but I do have warm water in,here and that's going to help the sugar,dissolve better and quicker,and then I'm going to let it cool a,little bit and I will feed this to my,bees tomorrow I'll put this in the,fridge and then I'll feed them tomorrow,so this is really easy no mess it's,outside so if I do make a mess it's,easier to clean up I can just use my,garden hose as opposed to cleaning my,kitchen counter so this is a little tip,that I came up with is using a funnel,except most kitchen funnels the neck of,it is very narrow so I have an oil,funnel for a car I bought this years ago,a set of three this is probably only a,few dollars and then I shortened it so,that the opening fits perfectly in my,milk jug so now when I pour in my sugar,it's not going to get clogged up I was,using a baking funnel and it has a very,narrow neck and it was getting clogged,up all the time this makes it way easier,I'm just going to slice a corner here,put it over the funnel and that's really,it and then I'm going to shake it up,well so that is thoroughly mixed and,then I have my one-to-one be syrup ratio,and it's perfect for a feeder and it,will last you several days so let's go,ahead and make her one to one v-0,and making one-to-one sugar syrup is,that easy no mess,I may have spilt just a little bit of,sugar but since I'm outside it doesn't,matter and now the level of the mixture,is up to here which is a gallon of syrup,so basically you have a gallon of syrup,for a gallon feet or super super easy I,actually did not use my knife this is my,first time with this funnel and it's a,lot easier to just open the bag and pour,it in through the funnel as opposed to,the older funnel I had that was a lot,smaller and it was just harder to pour,so I have one gallon of B syrup this,cost me a dollar and 33 cent

How to mix 1:1 Sugar Syrup

How to mix 1:1 Sugar Syrup

hello welcome to beat Z my name is Luis,and today we are going to talk about how,to mix your one-to-one sugar syrup to,feed your bees,the first things and we're going to need,is some supplies so we're gonna need a,container to mix your syrup in a scooper,to scoop your sugar into your container,a scale to weigh your sugar and water,we'll be mixing our serve today,weight-based a means to mix your syrup,and in this case I have a paint stirrer,purchased from a hardware store that,sells paints and to attach that we'll,have a drill and if you're going to put,in some lemon oil or some sort of,essential oil this will be the time to,add it as well you will also need your,sugar okay so let's get started so the,first step will be to put your container,that you're going to be putting your,syrup into or mixing your syrup into and,in this case I'm using the actual,container that I'm feeding the bees with,and we'll make a video on this and,sometime in the future on what I use to,feed my bees well put the container on,the on the scale or turn the scale on,and then we are going to tear it,so currently we are at zero and then,we're going to add our sugar we'll get,our scooper and we'll start filling the,bucket up so I've done this many times,so this bucket will take five pounds of,sugar and what I normally do is is after,I get a new container and fill it up to,the desired amount of sugar I will mark,the bucket with a permanent marker where,the five-pound level is and the bucket,this way I no longer need to use the,scale,so that is 5 pounds exactly we no longer,need click container with the sugar,stored into it we'll set that to the,side and we no longer a need or scooper,ok the next step will be to actually,warm up the hot water make sure you have,a hot water coming out of your faucet I,don't use I don't boil it I put on stove,I just simply use the water coming out,of the pasta on the hot position let the,water get as hot as you can get coming,out of the faucet and that is exactly,what we're going to use a lot of times,the scales through the turn off and,that's ok you already know you have 5,pounds in here while we wait for the hot,wok the water to get hot on the faucet,go ahead and we're going to even this,out make sure it's as level as you can,it doesn't have to be perfect the bees,will take the syrup,the sugar water whether it's a little,less or a little more so I can see my,line of the sugars right there and then,I'm going to write five pounds there,next time I just got to do is just fill,this up to the five pound mark but love,with the water we're set while the water,is getting a little warm go ahead and,set up our mixing device,so the water is nice and hot now we're,going to turn on our scale again,and we're gonna start filling up the,bucket and add five pounds of water and,again I know exactly where five pounds,is but just for the purpose of the video,we'll go ahead and fill up to five,pounds and this will be the five pounds,of water will not fit because there's,going to be a lot of air in the sugar,time so you start mixing it up and,getting that air out you won't be able,to completely fit it so we've got about,four pounds in it so far we'll go ahead,and give it a starting up a mix now get,some of those bubbles up then you see,the bubbles coming up,and let's go ahead and add a little bit,more water and there was five pounds,exactly once you get to your five pounds,you'll go ahead and put it in your,mixing device in we no longer need the,scale we're gonna get the scale out of,the way and we'll start mixing,and that is all that needs to be done in,order to mix your one the ones sugar,syrup for your bees now you might have,noticed that I did not add any of the,essential oils and this case lemongrass,we're currently in the dearth and I,don't want any additional sense into the,into the sugar water that can attract,other bees into the hive and cause a,robbing situation so on this for this,mix I'm not using lemongrass oil or,choice again you may choose to use some,when they're robbing situation may not,be such a big deal so once you get that,done go ahead and cover up it and,you feed it to your bees so once again,guys thanks for watching another episode,of bee dizzy my name is Louis and until,next time thanks for watching

Beginning Beekeeping Series Episode 7: Making 1:1 Sugar Syrup the Easy Way

Beginning Beekeeping Series Episode 7: Making 1:1 Sugar Syrup the Easy Way

hi I'm Doug the bee guy and welcome to,the beginner beekeeping series in this,episode I'm gonna teach you how to make,wonder one sugar syrup to feed your bees,the easy way now let's get started,alright the first thing we're going to,do is take three gallons of hot tap,water and mix it with the 25 pound bag,of sugar and that makes a 1 to 1 sugar,syrup 3 gallons is 24 pounds 25 pounds,close enough a little bit more than 3,gallons would be perfect but it's close,enough for 1 to 1 sugar syrup you only,need to use hot tap water it'll dissolve,the sugar just fine if you have,reasonably hot tap water if you're,making 2 to 1 you usually have to have a,really really hot tap water or add a pot,of boiling water for to totally dissolve,what I usually do is if I'm making a lot,I turn up my water heater 260 degrees or,so when nobody's home,and I use a hose and fill up large,amount of hot water and then they turn,it back down to a safe level alright so,we got our water we got our sugar and,we're just going to dump it in stirred,up,and is up it you'll see the bubbles come,out a lot of kiddies that here on this,piece of paper in my be building even,though it's a be building with honey and,a mess I still want to keep the mess to,a minimum because it doesn't get all,over as you see then if you stir it,vigorously sometimes it gets all over or,if you don't have the right amount of,water as you can see I've done this a,few times so it's pretty close to exact,but you put a little too much water in,there you put all that sugar in and it's,overflows or if you don't have enough,water then you want to go get some and,you dump in and gets on a little more so,I hold a piece of paper down never earn,anything I'm just stirring it with a,frame thing it's the perfect length you,see I always have one of these bars,laying around,it doesn't hurt anything a little sweet,the bezel lick it off this is our,residue on there when you use this thing,they'll be excited cuz there's a little,snack so that's all you really need to,do for the one to one it'll dissolve,just fine and in a half hour so it'll,clarify all those little white bubbles,will rise to the top and you'll have a,clear syrup and this is what you want to,feed your bees in the springtime it,encourages them to build wax specially,if you have packages and you have brand,new frames and you don't have any comb,you want to feed your bees lots of the,syrup and it'll stimulate them to build,that wax because usually in the early,spring you don't have much of a pollen,or nectar flow you'll have some pollen,and you may have some nectar depending,on what part of the world you live in,a lot of times it's just pollen and not,a lot of nectar so you definitely want,to make sure they have enough resources,to build wax if you're starting from,scratch with packages and even if you,have comb you still want to feed them,but it's more important if you have,packages so that's it five minutes you,get yourself five gallons of syrup and,you can do these in five gallon buckets,one at a time and you'll have plenty of,syrup to feed your bees well if you'd,like to become a better beekeeper,consider subscribing thanks for watching,you

How to Mix Sugar Syrup

How to Mix Sugar Syrup

not long ago i was talking to tommy,mieler,he's an employee and a friend of mine,and he was telling me how he used to mix,sugar syrup,he has a pretty simple system and i was,kind of curious about it,what he's got is a 55-gallon drum a,12-volt trolling motor and a 12-volt car,battery that's all he uses,he said it worked great he'd never had,any issues and he'd mixed a lot of syrup,with it,sounded like a possible option for some,of the smaller or mid-sized beekeepers,that are looking for a,inexpensive way to mix sugar syrup so i,asked if we could do a video and he,brought it in and we did,it it's really pretty simple he uses a,little,heating element that he's embedded in,the bottom of the drum for warming the,water up he says that works fine,i don't see any reason you couldn't just,put a water hose on your hot water,heater at home,turn it all the way up and fill the drum,with that i'm,certain that that would be warm enough,to mix one to one sugar syrup and,probably one and a half to one i don't i,think that would work fine,anyway i was impressed that it worked,better than i thought it was going to,and it seems like it could be a good,option for some of the smaller,beekeepers,anyway we took us some video i'm going,to show it here and i hope it's of,interest and help some people,okay this is the inside of the drum you,can see the heating element real close,to the bottom,and that's the trolling motor right,there,tommy will turn it on we can see what it,looks like when it's running,it's real simple but it seems to do the,trick i'm impressed,here's the 110 volt heating element that,he put on the drum,he just bolted it in and sealed it with,lexel which is kind of a silicone,sealant,he's got a one inch pvc valve right,there for draining the barrel when he's,ready,i suppose somebody could put an elbow on,there and fill buckets or jars if they,wanted right out of the drum,it's just a an extension cord that he,put on that,heating element nothing fancy just plug,it in and it heats the water,and then on the front of the bed of the,truck,he's got this little pump right here,a transfer pump hooked up to the,plumbing,and then he's got an electrical switch,here that's all hooked up through a,switch to the battery on the truck,and then of course he's got this pump,hooked up to a pipe,and he's got a quick coupler a little,bit like ours a little smaller,sized pipe with the same idea and then,he's got that,short red hose that is hooked on to the,intake pipe that he drops in the drum,all we do now is fill the water level,until it's above the heating element,and then i plug my element in,it doesn't ever slow that motor down,okay so you put all the sugar in before,you,top the water off i absolutely do,and this is uh 250 pounds,and 50 gallons so that should be in the,neighborhood of about one to one,give or take a little so this uh,this uh trolling motor what did this,thing run yeah,it's about a hundred bucks on amazon you,can probably find them cheaper maybe,you've got one in your garage,this is an inexpensive trolling motor i,think it's for a kayak,actually oh really kayak yeah yeah okay,and,it absolutely stirs the sugar,he just got it hooked up to a 12-volt,battery so,uh how many drums do you think you can,mix out of one charged battery or do you,know,i have no idea i think you could do,six or seven at least all right,so tommy just told me he started this,thing out on low but now it's on high,um and it looks like he's going to use a,strainer to get all the dead bees and,stuff out of here,i know these types of pumps uh what are,the diaphragm pump what is that thing,diaphragm pump yeah they're pretty,unforgiving about pumping dead bees and,stuff like that you really need to have,this stuff pretty clean,and uh so how long are you gonna let,this thing run before you're done,ten minutes okay did you ever see,sugar clumped up around that element or,anything never never,okay all right cool looks good to me,you

How To MAKE SIMPLE SYRUP & Rich Syrup For Cocktails

How To MAKE SIMPLE SYRUP & Rich Syrup For Cocktails

welcome friends welcome back to a series I'm calling cocktails 101 and this is,all of the behind the scenes stuff that you need to make before your next,cocktail party today we're making simple syrup and simple syrup should be,something that is super simple to make and it is simple to make but there is a,little bit of confusion around whether it is one-to-one by volume or one-to-one,by weight and I'm here to tell you that it's one-to-one by volume or weight as,long as you're using this white granulated sugar that comes in a bag and,it's at every supermarket in North America and yes one-to-one by weight is,definitely more accurate but in these small amounts if you're using a cup of,water and a cup of sugar with this white granulated sugar it is so close that the,difference is imperceptible we're talking like point zero one of a,difference so you can go ahead and do it by volume because that just makes it,faster for almost everybody concerned so simple syrup one part sugar and one part,water into a pot give it a stir and just bring it up to temperature you're not,trying to bring it to a boil long before it boils the sugar should be dissolved,completely in the water and simple syrup sibling is rich syrup which is two parts,sugar to one part water nine times out of ten you're going to find simple syrup,in the recipe calls for one to one one of the reasons you might want to use the,two to one version or the rich syrup is it adds less water to your drink but I,don't think in practice that's really much of a concern,it's exactly the same process into a pot low heat just sort of bring it up until,it is clear now both of these syrups can be made with brown sugar either this,crystallized sugar in the raw or this Demerara brown sugar and there's a lot,of rum cocktails that will call for Demerara syrup and that is simple syrup,made with Demerara brown sugar or this sugar in the rock and if you're using,either of these two sugars I would definitely do it by weight it's the only,sure way that you're going to get the right level of,sweetness okay so these are almost ready and you don't necessarily need to do,this in a pot I have seen both of these syrups made in a blender that mechanical,action of the blender spinning really quickly breaks down the sugar and,dissolves it completely into the water so if you wanted to go that route it's,perfectly fine the sugar is fully dissolved so now it comes down to,storage I like to store it in these glass bottles because it looks really,cool you know you're making cocktails you poured out of a nice glass bottle,but you know these plastic squeeze bottles perfectly fine I know a lot of,people use these I've used them in the past it's really easy just to give a,squirt of simple syrup definitely a possibility so just go have a funnel,here and I'm gonna pour it in and so that's the one to one and the two to one,will go in this jar you notice the two to one is much more syrupy okay so,there's a little bit of it left in the pot maybe about 1/8 the cup I'll use,that up first storage times you keep these in the fridge and the 1 to 1 is,going to keep for 6 to 8 weeks a lot of people say it'll only keep for a week,and what they seem to forget is that sugar itself is a preservative and as,the concentration of sugar it gets higher fewer and fewer things can live,in it or grow in it and certainly fewer and fewer things that will harm us can,live in it or grow in it now at 68% sugar pretty much nothing will live in,it and neither of these have reached that point yet but this one the one to,one simple syrup six to eight weeks in the refrigerator keep a cap on it,everything's going to be fine but the only thing you'll notice near,the end if you get to that eight weak point is there might be a little bit of,mold growing on the inside of the jar see the mold,toss it the mold won't hurt you but you know who,wants to have mold in their cocktail the two-two-one or the rich simple syrup,will last in your fridge up to six months but again if this is hanging out,three or four months from now in your fridge toss it let's start over,you know why take a chance I know there's nothing in there that's going to,hurt you it might taste a little bit funky but you know why bother why take,the chance and a lot of people put in vodka or this is this is straight grain,alcohol put in a shot of vodka into each of these and that will extend your shelf,life won't affect your flavor too much and even if you're using the simple,syrup to put it in your coffee or your tea that much vodka in that much simple,syrup in the end coffee isn't gonna cause you any harm it's certainly not,going to make you drunk I usually don't put the vodka in I just cap it and put,it in the fridge because really once it's been in your fridge for five six,weeks just toss it I don't really see any use in extending it with the grain,alcohol or the vodka so I usually leave that out but what I do do is mark on the,bottle what it is when I made it just so tha

How to Make Sugar Syrup for Bees: 1:1 Sugar Syrup

How to Make Sugar Syrup for Bees: 1:1 Sugar Syrup

all right howdy ladies and gentlemen,this is a Jacob GD honey acres what we,were going to do tonight,well it's night time where we are it,could be any time of the day where ever,you may be but we are going to prep five,quarts of one-to-one sugar syrup for our,bees because we are getting our Nick's,tomorrow so we want to make sure that,all of our hives have a brand new deal,of feet on there so that way we can,hopefully minimize any type of robbing,that might occur now let's go ahead and,prep the lids here,well she's gorgeous guys we found our,cool,the old-fashioned way you're taking nail,just pound it through have you got a,good sharp nail it's going to just go,right through no issues I'm gonna go,ahead and get off my glass countertop,for this so you got some nice tiny holes,there my son is being goofball or you do,it a different way,get your smallest drill bit you have,just drill a couple holes put on the,fast speed really no really no set,amount of holes you need just need,plenty there so that way they can get up,there and start licking that service,here proud no I do it this way because,as you can see there's little points,there's little points up there so I,don't want my bees to be stabbing,themselves,now you can also use a cutting board,here instead of a chunk of wood I just,had this sitting outside boom there we,go those lids are prepped now we are not,going to be we are not going to be,putting these lids on these jars right,away cuz those jars are gonna go on the,fridge overnight with a sugar syrup in,it,so there aren't gonna be in the jars,right away with the sugar syrup in it,because I don't want anything to be,evaporating or whatnot we're gonna put,regular lids on while they're in the,fridge now the amount of sugar that,we've been using we use two and one,thirds cup of sugar so let's go ahead do,that real quick this is a nice like,canning funnel there's two cups and a,third so that looks like a whole heck of,a lot of sugar but believe it or not,once you start adding water and just,like disintegrates like really really,fast there's a third make sure your jars,are clean but like use more of a natural,yeah better your two and third then you,don't want to be using a lot of,detergents and such because you don't,want you wouldn't be drinking detergents,yourself so if you're not gonna drink,them yourself your bees aren't gonna,like it either I mean drink and,determine to be horrible,and not healthy by any means why did you,use quite a bit of sugar here and use a,regular pure cane sugar granulated you,don't want to buy like all your fancy,sugars because they have other things in,them that might give your bees diarrhea,we all know a diary is not fun diarrhea,is horrible these are all like,approximants we're not we're didn't,weigh everything out this is just how,we've been doing it and it works really,well for us so there we go then we just,set this over here we're gonna pour,water in although it looks like I'm a,little bit low on a couple of these so,I'm going to add a little bit of sugar,to match it up see how much I spill on,the counter top make the missus a little,aggravated at me all right now I'm going,to use warm water,what we need is you'll be able to watch,and see how it all just starts,disappearing now approximately we'd be,putting in 3 cups of water into these,but what I found is every time we do,that we're basically right at the rim of,the jar which right at the rim of the,jar so I don't really measure anymore I,just put some in and then we stir it up,and then we'll put more water in stir it,up,that's no it's always pretty amazing to,me how much you could saturate your,sugar when you're using warm water I,mean I'm making a mess or sugar all over,this countertop,oh well life's up easy once again I'm,using warm water that'll help dissolve,everything help mix it really well as to,like making your sugar syrup it's not a,hard process at all lets you you make oh,I'm spilling everywhere you should be a,little more careful so now I'm doing is,filling it out to where it's like maybe,looks like a centimeter below the top,that's about perfect for what we've been,doing and our current colony has been,doing really well with this mixture and,that's basically it,I mean you give her some more stirs help,that dissolve in each one I'm not gonna,put these in the fridge right away I,want them to dissolve real nice and then,the mrs. Jake she's gonna pull these out,I'd say about 6-7 hours before I get,home with our nukes tomorrow so wait,we'll bring it up to room temperature,which is good because it's gonna be,cooler out for the next couple nights,they're gonna mean some feed anyway that,all we do little close them up keep any,gunk out you don't want things getting,in this sugar it'll the sugar water,it'll grow stuff pretty fast if you're,not careful so just go ahead and tighten,them down I mean you're not sealing them,up for later you want to use these,we're just kind of prepping tonight for,tomorrow because there we

🔵Making heavy syrup for bees! (And how you can use it)

🔵Making heavy syrup for bees! (And how you can use it)

hi it's Cayman Reynolds today we're,going to be making this thick syrup feat,it's gonna be honey thickness we want to,talk about it just a little bit on how,it works we're gonna give you the,ingredients and it's the recipe on how,to do it all we're also going to talk a,little bit about why we make it in the,different ways that we use it so as you,can see we're cooking it down right now,it takes a lot of work this is going to,take to make it the quantity that we're,making which is over a gallon it's going,to take over an hour to make it it might,be a little bit quicker if you're in,Denver somewhere like that with a high,altitude but it takes a long time I,think this just goes to show you how,impressive our honeybees are at taking,nectar from the fill that's thinner than,what we're making and then inverting it,and to hydrating it down in the way that,we're making this it also inverts it,which mimics what the bees do now we are,going to be putting a little bit of acid,in there as far as its natural acid like,lemon juice and cream of tartar and,that's going to cause it to invert the,bees have natural enzymes and stuff,inside their crop that allows them to be,able to do that to the nectar we're not,doing it because of pH issues I get this,question a lot pH and my feet should I,be adding vinegar to it should I be,adding this or that to help acidify the,feed and I don't do that I'm not,concerned about that if you research,nectar some nectars come in that are,fairly alkaline and a lot of them are,around base now there are some that are,very acidic as well honey always ends up,being fairly acidic though and that's I,think primarily due to what the bees do,to it I'm not adding this stuff because,I'm concerned about the acid and some,people say that if it's you know don't,throw that acid into your feed in the,form of vinegar or whatever then it's,not as healthy for the bees I disagree,with that because I really feel like the,cleaner the feed is the better it is,especially for you northern beekeepers,we don't want anything in the feed,that's going to end up being roughage,and there's a balance to it all there's,a lot of people to add stuff,and it's fine but let's get to this real,quick we have some of our spring hunting,we have some of our late spring hunting,and then we have the finished product,over here which while it looks similar,tastes nothing like behind this is,something we made probably four months,ago and it's very thick just like honey,it has a lot of advantages over a 1 to 1,or 2 to 1 feed and in that being the,beach don't hardly have to do any work,to it at all,they just take it into the crop they go,to a cell they deposited therein and,they're done especially when you're,getting close to winter and you're,needing to put on a lot of poundage this,type of feeding is going to really be,good for your bees because they just,don't have to do a lot of work there's,no they're not adding any moisture to,the hive and it's about it's a little,under 12 pounds to the gallon so if you,feed a gallon of feed you're putting a,lot of weight on to your colony now this,right here has been cooking for about an,hour plus a little bit more and right,now we are at 200 in 27 degrees it needs,to be at 230 degrees so let's run over,what we've done so far you've got to,have a pot that has a thick bottom on it,you can't have a really thin one it,you'll end up scorching the syrup and,you'll want to get your water in there,dissolve your sugar in there,our goal is to give it at 230 degrees,and you'll get it really close and then,it'll stay there and then it'll stay,there and then it'll stay there and,you're just getting all have moisture,out of there you'll realize just how,much work the bees do to get the,moisture out of the nectar it's it's,really impressive especially when you,wait on this thing forever but,eventually it will get to 230 degrees,and that is the time that we want to,stop cooking this and it'll be fine now,it's gonna seem really runny because,it's so hot the viscosity is going to to,change drastically as it cools down so,we're gonna basically take 20 cups of,sugar we're gonna take 15 cups of water,two and a half teaspoons of cream of,tartar three fluid ounces of lemon juice,and what's this eighth teaspoon down,here said anything 1/8 teaspoon of salt,gotta ask the pro back there by the way,as this bubbles and does all the stuff,that it does it shoots up tiny specks of,sugar syrup all over your wife's stove,so it's best to ask your wife if you can,do this first or if you're a woman you,just do whatever the heck you want to so,with us men we know how that works but,so it's it's pretty easy and I'm going,to leave the directions in the,description below so you can just read,that off so you don't have to listen to,me a couple times as enticing as that,might sound and you know I don't want,too much of a good thing is you know,it's too much all right so why do we,want to make this sick stuff we talked,about it a little bit but

How to Mix 2:1 Sugar Syrup for Feeding Bees

How to Mix 2:1 Sugar Syrup for Feeding Bees

okay let's make some two-to-one sugar,syrup for the be pail feeder now this is,not a complicated thing I've looked all,over the web for recipes and everyone,has a different recipe and it's weird,that there'd be a different recipe,because this is just simple math so I'm,going to make a pretty large batch today,and we're going to start off with a 16,quart pot this is also roughly 15 liters,I'm also using a full 25 pound bag of,sugar this is also eleven point three,three kilos of sugar 25 pounds of sugar,12.5 pounds of water we're going to do,this in metric roughly 11 kilos of sugar,to five and a half kilos of water now,twelve and a half pounds of water is,also six quarts of water six quarts of,water 25 pounds of sugar that's all it,is,and now we boil you want to use just,plain sugar basically granulated white,sugar that's the stuff right there not,powdered sugar just pure white sugar,we have boiling water now I'm going to,put the sugar in in two parts this is a,25 pound bag of sugar and it doesn't,look like it would fit in this pot but,it just it just does its magic I'm going,to put about two-thirds of this bag into,the boiling water maybe more like 3/4,and now we stir the heat is still on the,pot so we're trying to break up the,globs of sugar and just keep it moving,in there and it will melt and dissolve,into the water now you don't want to,boil the sugar water you just want the,heat to stay on so that the water stays,warm and continues to melt that sugar,but you don't want this to boil so this,is that first round of sugar has,dissolved I can see the bottom of the,pot I'm going to put the rest of the,sugar in,heat is still on as soon as this breaks,up I'm going to shut the heat off and,keep stirring there's still some globs,of sugar here they need to melt all,right I don't I don't hear any more,sugar on the bottom of the pot turning,off the heat and just keep stirring,because there's still sugar that has not,totally dissolved it's floating around,there you go this pot is way too hot to,safely handle right now it's not boiling,but it's it's very hot and it's,dangerously hot so leave it where it is,for at least half an hour let it cool,down and then we're going to put it into,containers syrup has been cooling for,about an hour and now I'm going to,transfer it into containers these are,six liter or six quart containers,whoops,ready for the hive first time I did it,it was it was like magic let's see if we,can do this today quick flip okay and,that's it