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Friday, December 26, 2014

Bee Candy for everyone!

Making candy boards for the bees today started with boiling water...

and some sugar. To make each candy board you need 16 ounces of water and 5 lbs of sugar.

Once the water came to a boil it was time to pour the sugar in.

and then stir until dissolved, then bring the temp up to 242 degrees. Once it gets there, turn off the heat and let it lower to 180 degrees. Whip it with a mixer and then pour into...

the Candy Boards that Tim made a few years ago. The Candy is poured into these boards and some pollen patties are added in to a well as spearmint and lemon grass oils.

They are inverted onto the top of the hives to provide extra food when their honey reserves run out.

The second hive I opened had even more healthy looking girls with lots of honey reserves.

Rest easy my girls. Around February when we get a nice day, we'll recheck them and hope they do well. Fingers crossed!

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