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How to Make A Candy Board Feeder

10 pounds of sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon plain white vinegar (optional)*
1 teaspoon Honey Bee Healthy if you have it (optional)

*If you choose to use vinegar, add it to the water first. The purpose of the vinegar is to act as a mold inhibitor in the sugar.

  1. Pour a 10-pound bag of Pure Cane Sugar into a very large bowl.
  2. Slowly add the water/vinegar sitrring after each 1/2 cup.
  3. The idea is to moisten the sugar and get it just moist enough that it will form a hard brick inside the candy board.
  4. Continue to add the water.
  5. Mix the sugar until there are no clumps or chunks and you have a fine, moist amount of sugar.
  6. Line your candy board frame with tissue paper (or newspaper) and pour the sugar mixture into the frame.
  7. Spread evenly, leaving a semi-circle opening just in front of the ventilation hole.

For a complete tutorial using this recipe, watch the video by Jason Morgan in our Club Resources section.