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

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

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Mix in some water

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

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

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Look at that. You’re finished.

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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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