Candyboards or something like it

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  1. Ray

    Ray Member

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    Hived a swarm in late august. I can be a Nervous Nellie, so I'm trying to read up on candyboards.
    Searched here and then googled candyboards.
    Here is an interesting hybrid:

    http://www.beverlybees.com/i-want-candy-so-lets-make-a-candyboard-for-winter-feeding/
    Her (?) directions for a Mountain Camp - Candyboard Winter feeder'

    http://www.beverlybees.com/sugar-candy-board-assessment-feeding-bees-in-winter/
    Her critique of her candyboard

    Thoughts, suggestions, opinions............

    Are there any opinions on adding pollen substitute to the sugar?
    ​I have two pails of UltraBee (looks like yellow flour).
     
  2. riverrat

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    Be careful adding substitute pollen to the mix it could be an invite for shb
     

  3. Ray

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    http://www.brownsbeefarm.com/candy_boards.html Location: North Yarmouth Maine

    This one uses a plastic Queen excluder to hold the sugar up.


    Thanks riverrat. SHB won't be a problem, up here in the northwoods. :)
    ​I was wondering about brood rearing or maybe too much undigestable solids.
     
  4. PerryBee

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    A pretty good link Ray! :thumbsup:
     
  5. bamabww

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    Very interesting, thanks.
     
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    Ray, I can't get the link to work for me. Whatever you decide to make, just don't put them on till Thanksgiving.
    Don't want them eating them up before spring.
     
  7. Ray

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    I just tried the link and then typed in brownsbeefarm.com and got a strange response.
    I guess I broke it[​IMG]

    The gist of the link was the use of a plastic queen excluder, to hold the caked sugar up. They also pointed out the need to drill nail holes. I would have figured that out - on the second one[​IMG].