I need an easy recipe for bee candy

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  1. adamant

    adamant Member

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    I'm looking for an easy recipe for bee candy.

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  2. ApisBees

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    Are you talking for candy boards to feed the bees, or to make hard candy or fudge with honey for human consumption?
     

  3. adamant

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    feed bees

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  4. 2Tall

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    for candyboard I use this
    25 lb bag of sugar
    2 quarts water
    6 Tbl vinegar
     
  5. adamant

    adamant Member

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    Totall. Then what?

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  6. 2Tall

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    i cook mine with a turkey fryer to about 160 let cool to under 180 or so then poor into rims lined with foil you could also just use dry sugar but I still cook mine.I like to have the dead air space to vent out the moisture and at the top were its the warmest the candy.
     
  7. tefer2

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    Mine,
    5lb sugar
    2 cups water
    1 tbl vinegar
    Heat to 242, let cool to under 200, stir till opaque, pour into molds
     
  8. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    tefer2, check your numbers. It will be hard to let cool from 160 to 180.
     
  9. PerryBee

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    Iddee, check your posts, that would be 2Tall. :wink: :lol:
     
  10. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Well, Perry, you know I gotta get something wong in every post.
     
  11. 2Tall

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    sorry was in a rush cooking candy right now I ment to type 260 then cool to 180.
     
  12. barry42001

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    I used 5 lb sugar to 6 oz honey, Microwaved untill melted down a bit and stirred until smooth ( Needed the excercise of all that stirring lol ) Bees did love it and after refrigeration sets up pliable and can be rolled out into thin about 1.5 inches thick sugar boards...just my own personal thingy that seems to work.
    Barry
     
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    Barry, are you using your honey produced by your bees as apposed to store bought honey from an unknown supplier?
     
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    srvfantexasflood,
    I wasn't able to generate a surplus honey crop THIS year, I have a few 1lb jars from last year and am feeding back in this fashion.
    Barry
     
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    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm going to be cooking my first batch this morning maybe, with pollen substitute in it. And cream of tartar. if It works I'll post recipe.
     
  17. Minz

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    Watch that hot sugar water! Not a joke that stuff gets on you it sticks and will leave a nasty burn. Something else not mentioned you can hear it change on the boiling. You got to stir until the sound changes the temp will shoot up in the final parts and sometimes boils over like milk.
     
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  19. crazy8days

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    Dang! you beat me to it!
     
  20. crazy8days

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    I added MegaBee and used their recipe. Worked great.