How to Mix Sugar Syrup to Feed a Bee Hive


If you are thinking about ordering bees, or if you have recently hived bees, you need to feed them a mixture of sugar and water until they can build up their own natural store of food. You may also need to feed them this syrup in the late fall to help them build up stores for the winter. You can spray it on your bees while they're still in their shipping container, which will make them easier to move into their hive.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket that holds over 2 gallons
  • 12 lbs sugar in the Spring, or 24 lbs in the fall/winter
  • 1 gallon hot tap water
  • Pour sugar into the bucket.

  • Pour in hot water. Avoid using boiling water, which will change the chemical properties of the sugar.

  • Stir the mixture in the bucket.


  • Photo Credit Images
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Make Sugar Water for Bees

    How to Make a Bee Sugar Syrup Feeder. A honey bee's diet consists of pollen, water and honey. If the bee's natural...

  • How to Make Fondant for Bees

    How to Make Fondant for Bees. Bees need nectar in order for them to stay alive. If the bees do not have...

  • How to Feed Bees

    How to Feed Bees Sugar Water; Feeding Kept Bees; How to Make a Bee Sugar Syrup Feeder; Comments You May Also Like....

Related Searches

Read Article

How to Make a Vertical Clay Pot Garden

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!