March feeding

Hives stores are getting a little light now so time to add sugar candy. It is very simple to make. I used 10 or so pounds of sugar slowly mixed into 4 cups boiling water. Stir and heat to 234°F then let cool a bit. Pour the mixture into cookie sheets coated with cooking spray. Cool to room temperature then break into hand size pieces. Simply place a piece or two on top of the frames over the cluster. Use a shim or empty super if needed. It is also a good time to add a small amount of protein patty.