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Honey bee hoarding of high fructose corn syrup and cane sugar syrup

Rinderer, T.E.; Baxter, J.R.

American Bee Journal 120(12): 817-818

1980


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-7626
Accession: 000902755

Groups of newly emerged workers in cages were given (A) high-fructose corn syrup containing 69% solids (HFCS), or (B) 69% sucrose syrup, or (C) 50% sucrose syrup. Bees hoarded significantly more A or C than B. In a second test when bees were offered both HFCS (50%) and C, they stored significantly more HFCS than C. It is therefore possible that unintentional adulteration of honey might result from feeding with HFCS. P. Walker.

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