8F-NO CANDY Winter-Bee-Kind
Ships within 7 - 10 days
Due to popular demand we are offering our Winter Bee Kind candy board without the candy for you do-it-yourselfers who know how and want to make your own candy.
This is the same board as our original Winter Bee Kind but without the candy. A simple google search will bring up all sorts of candy board recipes.
Insulates and ventilates hives in the winter.
For winter feeding of honey bees.
- Instructions are enclosed.
- Put on your hive after the first frost, and before the winter solstice. You will have to check periodically to see if the bees have eaten all the candy.
- How long it lasts is based upon how many bees you have, current temperature, how much honey stores they have, etc.
Use our Winter-Bee-Kind board when daytime temperatures are consistently below 50 degrees. Place board above your bee cluster with the candy side facing down and insulation side facing up. This will replace your inner cover. Simply place top cover over board and you're set! The amount of time your bees will take to finish the candy depends on how much food your bees have already packed away for the winter. Some colonies will take several weeks to finish the candy, and other colonies will take two weeks to finish. The board is refillable for reuse many times. A simple google search will bring up various recipes for candy boards.
Note: We make these in industrial size batches, and not single use as you would. However, this is the exact recipe Sheri used to use to make these on our stove top at home. Please realize that this is not easy, that's why we make them! If your recipe isn't turning out, check these things: 1. Does your thermometer work? 2. Are you using gas vs propane?If your stove does not get hot fast enough, you can lose too much moisture and get a brittle product 3. type of sugar. 4. temperature and humidity in your kitchen 5. altitude
Recipe: Add 4 lbs of sugar to 12 ounces of simmering water, stirring completely. Run the temp up to 250 degrees. Take off stove and immediately add feeding additives ( we sell these or you can use any additives of your own choosing. Amounts are on labels. If you use a different company's additives, you will have to contact them for amounts.) Let cool before use. Freeze if you can't use right away and thaw before using.
Our WINTER-BEE-KIND board insulates the top, provides upper ventilationThis WINTER-BEE-KIND board insulates, ventilates and feeds your bees as a single unit. This is an Emergency winter feeding solution, that should only be used when it's too cold for bees to continue flying, which is typically when daytime temperatures are consistently below 50 degrees.
We use a special piece of insulation that is backed with a thin piece of metal to help reduce condensation in the hive. It has a special upper vent which also serves as an exit and entrance for bees as well as a place to help excess condensation escape.