Update on the bees: One week later and I checked the beehive, the bees have consumed some of the candy board. When the hive was opened, the bees were at the top of the hive eating away at the newly installed candy board. The hive appears healthy and strong with a lot of bees present. We are very pleased with this and at this point would highly recommend purchasing one. Contact http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/ to purchase a Candy Board or to learn more about the fascinating art of beekeeping.