This is our first year raising honeybees in our new beehives, and I wanted to make how to raise bees beekeeping videos to show you all that you too can raise bees. We are not the experts here, but one learns by doing. So we do things, and we make beekeeping videos.
The sugar syrup we feed the bees in the fall is a 2:1 mixture. 10 lbs of sugar to 5 pounds of water. 1 pint of water weighs about 1 lb, so we heat up 5 pints of water and mix in 10 pounds of white table sugar. Do not add sugar to boiling water, boil the water and then take the pot off the stove, put it on a heat proof platter and use a immersion blender to mix in the sugar.
The first gallon of the fall sugar feeding has Fumagilin added to help the bees thru the winter.
We are using powdered sugar for our varroa mite treatment. watch the video to see how we do this.