How to create Sugar (or Candy) Boards for honeybees. These sugar boards are given to the beehives in the fall as an addtional souce of food during the cold winter months. Some refer to these lids or other styles of sugar boards as 'bee insurance'.
Winter Feeding, food Insurance for your hive during the cold winter months. Honey Bee Candy recipe. Always remembering that beekeepers would, ideally, like to be able to winter our bees without supplemental feeding. Liquid feeders, especially in cold temperatures, can potentially do harm by chilling your bees.