Fondant Bee Candy and Brick Candy Recipes

Fondant Bee Candy Recipe

  This recipe is our choice for making a good fondant candy for the bees. We have chosen not to use corn syrup because of GMO and all the hybridization that the corn goes through. High fructose corn syrup becomes toxic when heated creating a compound called hydroxymenthylfurfural which is not beneficial to bees. Cream of tartar is excluded because it is not beneficial to the bees health. Use pure cane sugar ONLY.

The following will make 1 cake the size of a dinner plate.
To make more, simply double or triple the recipe.

  • Mix the following:
    4 cups of sugar
    1 cup water
    1/2 tsp. white distilled vinegar
    1/4 tsp. Real Salt (sea salt with 60 naturally ocurring trace minerals) per batch.


  • Bring the above to a boil stirring constantly (to avoid candy being a extremely sticky transparent gel).
  • Boil covered for 3 minutes without stirring.
  • Boil until mixture reaches 234° F. on a candy thermometer (older type works best.)
    Do not go over this temperature (over heating will cause the mixture to caramelize, which is harmful to the bees).
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool to 200° F. (you should start to see an increased thickness at this point)
  • Whip with a whisk until whiteness occurs (if preferred in late winter or early spring 1/2 cup of Ultra Bee Pollen Substitute may be added while whipping).
  • Lay waxed paper on top of a towel (avoid an over fluffy towel – fluff affects the cake’s thickness).
  • Quickly pour fondant onto waxed paper.
  • Allow to cool undisturbed.
  • If making multiple cakes place waxed paper between each cake.
  • Store cakes in a plastic bag in refrigerator or freezer.
  • Remove from refrigerator or freezer and let reach room temperature before feeding.
  • When feeding remove waxed paper and place fondant on top bars of frames directly over the brood cluster. (where the bees are clustered up so that they have access to it)

    Bon Aqua Springs Apiaries & Woodenware
    10832 New Cut Off Rd.
    Bon Aqua, TN 37025
    Phone (931) 670-6862

                                                                                  Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. C.S.T.

Brick Candy Recipe

Feeding should be done only when the bees are running short on stored honey.

  • Small Portions:

1 lb. cane sugar

1/8 teaspoon Real Salt (sea salt with 60 naturally occurring minerals)

1 1/2 oz. water

1 drop of Lemon Grass Oil (oil must be pharmaceutical grade)

  • Mix sugar with salt and set aside.
  • In a Blender Mix water and Lemon Grass Oil on low for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add water and oil mixture to sugar and salat mixing well.
  • Press mixture evenly into a wax paper lined small cake pan.
  • Cut into squares while still soft.
  • Set aside and allow to harden.

        (When feeding: Place candy right above the brood.)

 

  • Larger Batches:

5Lbs. cane sugar

7 1/2 oz. water

1/2 teaspoon Real Salt (sea salt with 60 naturally occurring minerals)

5 drops Lemon Grass Oil (oil must be pharmaceutical grade)

  • Mix sugar with salt and set aside.
  • In a Blender Mix water and Lemon Greass Oil on low for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add water and oil mixture to sugar and salt mixing well.
  • Press mixture into a wax paper lined 13″ x 9″ x 1/2″ cookie sheet.
  • Cut into squares while still soft.
  • Set aside and allow to harden.

       (When Feeding:  Place candy right above the brood.)

 

Bon Aqua Springs

10832 New Cut Off Rd.

Bon Aqua, TN

931-670-6862

Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.  C.S.T.