John C: I do it this way I just skip the boiling part it mixes up real well and it not as hard for the bees to eat since it is not like hard candy.
Ramonus NL: Never boil sugar that is for your bees , it releases toxins when boiled that can kill your bees , just desolve it in hot water
dfishman76: What got you into beekeeping? I got my first hives for my garden and it went from there. Now I am doing swarm removals and cut outs
BSun8160: HMF levels of this bee food are too high because of high temperature. I believe that it is toxic for bees (CCD..etc) and bad for your honey quality.
TheKarver79: Thank you for this video I made a candy board following your instructions and it worked perfectly.
SoMDBeekeeper: a.k.a. Candy Boards. By the way, I have never lost a hive overwintering that has had a candy/sugar board on it. I encase a pollen patty inside the candy so the bees get to it right on time for brood rearing in late February. The hive then explodes in population before the bloom starts and plenty of field bees are ready at the right time.
Apidaex: Ok Go - End Love
Tom L: Nah, I wouldn't say that because it's not meant to attract wild honey bees. I'd say it's more like the water bottle in a hamster cage, they'll eat it when they need it.
leapheng ath: What song is that ?
Jade Pendergast: So they're like bee birdfeeders?
KandDs Bees: We make these for the bees for late winter. This gives us "insurance" that if the bees work up the hive too fast and use up their honey stores, they will still have food. Bees typically die in late winter early spring because they run out of their honey stores and it's still too cold out for flowers. Putting these sugar lids on gives them extra food until spring time hits.
KandDs Bees: So far we've had our bees eat an entire board out (20lbs per sugar lid). Last year was light and they had enough honey they didn't need them. Since you can't predict mother nature, we put them on regardless. If you think about it, the bees to put off moisture in the winter time, which travels up and will form condensation if you don't have adequate ventilation. I suppose they use some of that moisture to soften the sugar. But to answer your question, no, it is not too hard.
KandDs Bees: They ensure the bees have food in the late winter months. If your cluster of bees works it's way up the hive really fast and hit the top of the box and have no honey stores, they will most likely die. Putting a sugar board on top of the hive gives us some insurance that they'll have plenty to eat.
Christopher Manning: song??
k123332: what are sugar boards for?
Edesfarkas: I do something very similar but I use a solid bottomed frame with a 30-40mm hole in it. I plug the hole with a tapered peg when pouring in the candy. Once set I remove the peg. Bees feed by coming up through the hole to access the candy. Seems to work well.
divinerakimocala: Interesting song choice
Agentc0re: Here's how i make the sugar boards or what they're called in this video is sugar cakes. watch?v=JD-dwW7ryAA
auroraglacialis: Isnt that sugar candy a lot too hard for the bees to take up in the winter? I mean compared to honey? I was told that even sugar dough that is commonly used to feed bees if they had not enough honey in the winter is too dry. They will need a lot of water to take up the sugar and in winter they cannot get so much water as it is too cold for them to fly out and get water.