How to Feed Bees. Feed your bees regularly in early spring before nectar flows and again in the fall. Feeding bees is especially important during a drought.
Things You'll Need
- Corn Syrup
- Cream Of Tartar
- Granulated Sugar
- Candy Thermometer
- Cooking Pots
- Molds Or Candy Dishes
- Quart Jars
- Stirring Spoons
- Quart jars
Gather honey that is unfit to market, or use excess honey.
Place honey in entrance feeder and at the hive.
Heat 1 qt. non-fluoridated water just to the point where it is warm enough to dissolve sugar.
Fill a quart jar with the warm water.
Mix 2 c. sugar into the water until dissolved.
Place the jar in the entrance feeder and at the hive after the mixture has cooled.
Gather ingredients: 2 c. granulated sugar, 2 tbsp. corn syrup, 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar, and 1 1/2 c. water.
Combine and heat ingredients.
Stir until sugar dissolves.
Heat without stirring to 238 degrees F or until the mixture reaches "medium ball" stage on a candy thermometer.
Pour onto a cold platter and cool until warm to the touch.
Beat until light.
Pour into molds or shallow dishes.