There are several recipes out there but here is what I use for the queens I rear, I mix confectioners sugar with honey until the consistency is right; you don't want it soft because it will become runny or too dry because it will become hard as a rock. Some folks use corn syrup.
We've always used clear Karo syrup mixed with powdered (confectioners sugar). Never heard any complaints. Mix it to a consistency that won't run and will pack well. If you get it too dry the bees will need mini-jackhammers to get through it. Keep it in the fridge until use.
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