Brisbane Amateur Beekeepers' Society Inc.

Bee Pollen Supplement & Sugar Candy

  • 30 Aug 2016 8:38 PM
    Message # 4218172
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I found this on the web ages ago I tried them they seem to work

    BEE POLLEN SUPPLEMENT

    3kg Sugar

    750gm Torula Yeast

    750gm Soya Flour

    1/4 cup Horse Vitamin & Trace Element Mix (Kelato VIT)

    4 Tablespoons Wheat germ

     

    Combine all of above with enough cold water to make a mixture capable of being formed into patties. Using slightly damp hands mould mixture into patties and roll in Soya Flour. If not using immediately it is recommenced that patties be layered in Soya Flour and kept in a cool dry place. This quantity makes approximately 50 patties slightly larger than a golf ball.

     

    TO MAKE CANDY

    Put half a litre of water in a large saucepan. Start to heat it and stir in 2.5kg white sugar, a little at a time. Keep stirring until the mixture starts to boil with a vigorous rolling motion. Boil like this for three minutes, then take the saucepan off the heat and stand in cold water. Continue to stir, trying to mix the cooler syrup at the wall of the saucepan with the hotter syrup in the middle. As soon as the mixture starts to look cloudy, pour into moulds or a large metal tray where it will set. Cut into suitable sized pieces while it is still warm and put pieces into plastic bags until needed. To feed the bees, there is no need to remove from the plastic bags – just rip the plastic apart and place over the bees, candy side down. When cleaning up, use a small amount of hot water to dissolve the remains of the candy and this can be fed to the bees when cool. In the spring, when the bees are again active, any unused candy can be dissolved in a little hot water and fed to the bees as syrup when cool.

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