Reflections Tapping April 6, 2015 Kristin Catherwood Leave a comment This isn’t Ontario, Quebec, Vermont, or Nova Scotia. This is Sasktchewan, just a few miles from Radville, to be exact. These are Manitoba maple trees. Unlike their Sugar cousins, the ratio of syrup is 40:1 instead of 20:1. So, the return is not high. Apparently the finished product isn’t quite as sweet as what you’ll find in the maple syrup sold in stores, but it is maple syrup nonetheless. A cottage industry in the making? March 22, 2015.