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  1. Everything Honey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGKDNtc-lk0 Followed this recipe and made honey caramels. Also- melted some semi sweet chocolate and poured over the top with some pecans. Super easy. You really have to watch the candy thermometer closely at the end to be sure you don't burn it. :)
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Going to add a queen tomorrow to a split I made today. Question is: Candy up on the queen cage or Candy down? Suggestions please. Thanks.
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I am looking for a recipe for fondant for the winter. I have a top bar hive and would like to somehow have it attached to a top bar. I may build another false back and have it molded to that somehow? My bees need some feeding this winter since they have such a shortage on honey. Any help would...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Not sure why but one of my top bar hives starved with a candy board inside the hive, so the food was there but they still starved. most of the bees were head first in the comb when I opened the hive up. I think maybe the candy board was to far from the cluster and it was to cold for them to eat...
  5. Bee Forum
    Comparing Alternative Methods for Holding Virgin Honey Bee Queens for One Week in Mailing Cages before Mating To determine survival of newly-emerged virgin honey bee queens every day for seven days in an experiment that simultaneously investigated three factors: queen cage type (wooden...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Do the bees just consume candy/fondant? Or is it possibe for them to store it in the comb? Thanks
  7. Beekeeping 101
    My first colony has made it through the winter (thus far). I put a candy board in early January as insurance. The temps are finally warm as our snow pack is melting away (upper peninsula of MI). I have not inspected hive other than looking in the top briefly and noticed that the cluster is in...
  8. Recipes
    Take equal volumes of honey and sesame seeds (try 1 c of each max until you decide if you like it). Heat the honey to make it easier to handle, mix in the sesame seeds. Pour or spread into a pan that is either non-stick, or well buttered. Bake at 300 until it looks a little toasty (maybe 20-30...
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