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keithgrimes 

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I have a chance through the local association to get my hands on some Ambrosia at £12.50 per gallon. Anyone out there got any views on its effectiveness over ordinary sugar for autumn feeding? I understand from the course I did that it is a better balanced sugar, containing sucrose, glucose and fructose. Opinions would be welcomed.
 

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No direct experience but I believe one of it's advantages is that it for some reason does not excite robbing if spilt.

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I believe its an inverted sugar which is generally better for bees but a pain to make and guarantee safe?

Anyway I've just picked mine up from our Assc today:.)
 

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used it last year on a swarm that moved in in September, swarm expanded onto 5/6 frames in a matter of 3 weeks, drawing comb at a rate I hadnt seen on my nuce which was struggling to expand over the brood box.

It doesnt go off which is another great bonus.
 

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sounds good Milkermel, especially the not going off bit. I wondered why there was no use by date on the package
 

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