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You can make quick candy for bees in a pinch! This article will show you how to make quick candy for bees, an easy recipe which takes less time than making fondant.

Quick candy is a substitute for fondant. If you need something in a hurry and don't have the time to make fondant, this recipe will do the trick. Quick candy is faster to make than fondant but may not be as easy to work. The reason for this is that it is not as malleable as fondant. It comes out slightly harder. If you do not have a candy thermometer, this is also a better choice, as fondant to come out perfectly needs to be kept at a very precise temperature and quick candy for bees does not.

Quick candy for bees is also not as good as fondant for closing up queen cages, as it is brittle and doesn't seal like soft fondant. If you are making quick candy for bees as an emergency or over-wintering food source, it is as good a choice as fondant.

 

Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup confectioners sugar (warning at end of page)

1 cup 2:1 sugar syrup

Directions:

Simply mix equal parts confectioners sugar and 2:1 syrup together and knead to form a "dough".

Then feed to your bees by placing it inside the hive.

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Warning: Confectioners sugar often contains corn starch which you do NOT want to feed to your bees. If you cannot find confectioners sugar without corn starch added, simply put regular granulated sugar in a blender and blend until it forms a powder. This creates confectioners sugar and can be used for the recipe.

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