Candy boards

Here are some more pictures of candy boards as I load the sugar in one. This will be for the bees that have nearly eaten through theirs.

You need a glass of water and a bucket


Roughly 15lbs of sugar. The amount isn’t important as long as it gives you about 2″ of sugar through the candy board


Mix in some water


Now stir. When you think your done stir some more.


The clumpy mess above is actually what you want.
Then pour or spoon it into your candy board.


Look at that. You’re finished.


For the last portion. The reason I use 1×4’s instead of 1×2″ is two things. One is there is always room for the sugar. There’s never anything spilling out or left over in my bucket. The second reason is that I don’t have to use a block to keep the entrance clear. I simply drill the entrance lower. Like this.


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2 comments on “Candy boards
  1. […] I rarely open the lid at all in winter, I feel like any intrusion could be disastrous. I will check Candy Boards on warmer days, and listen for a buzz while I knock on the hive. That pretty much sums up my […]

  2. […] in fact the only screened bottom board I have in use right now is still open. I did not use Candy boards this year. I do believe they are beneficial, however I wanted to see if my bees really needed them […]

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