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.