DC Honeybees TV 12 11 10 Making Bee Fondant

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I haven’t been able to find any videos on beekeeping that show how to make sugar fondant for bees to survive winter. I take a crack here, although it is my f…

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Fran Cooper van Allen says:

Very cool video! Thanks for sharing. There is so much to learn and so much information out there. I am excited to try this one!!! And can you use the fondant for Queen candy????

Scott Hildenbrand says:

How much lemon if you use concentrate from a bottle?

Denis kaiyumi says:

I just saw your video i really liked it but since I´m a Beekeeper and live in Brazil it´s kind of difficult to see the measurements in Farenheight and pounds intead of Celsius and Kilograms but it´s a nice video.

Foundups Michael Trout says:

I agree very simple and clear… like it!

Foundups Michael Trout says:

u know 99% of Corn Syrup is GMO either Roundup Ready or Bt Pesticides? IMO feeding a product that have Roundup or Bt pesticide is not the way to go.

Jeff Miller says:

Wow. What an unpleasant comment. His video is very nice, thank you for referring. Not sure how you conclude his is the original as he posted his to YouTube two months later than mine, by why quibble?

AHighlandhoney says:

If you check out Rosti666 on fondant for honeybees, the original and best

Jeff Miller says:

Thanks for you kind words! That syrup is Corn Syrup, which is simply a high fructose syrup derived from maize. You can make the fondant without it, however.

Megahs2010 says:

This is one of the best videos I’ve seen. Very well explained ( not sure about the syrup you used) I can’t seem to find it here in the UK!! Is it glucose syrup? Thanks

grannybrer says:

Thanks for taking time to send this. I need a little fondant for insurance in my hive, and this was very helpful. I’m hoping there is enough honey, but you never know.
Thanks

magprob says:

And when your bees have all died due to nutritional deficiency, you can make it and eat it instead of honey.

magprob says:

CONCEPT:
I let my bees eat honey. They really seem to like it. In the late fall, make sure they have two deeps full of food. Then, you won’t have to do this. While you were wasting your time doing this, you could have been watching TV, or something else just as useless.
But then again, isn’t it fun sitting at the farmers market with hundreds of thousands of jars of honey?

Jeff Miller says:

It was a hit. I think next year I will pour the fondant into paper plates to reduce the size of the block as they barely made a dent in that huge container. Now that it is warming up the container is out for open feeding and they are taking to it.

JCLabs says:

How well did the bees like the fondant?

Jeff Miller says:

Oh my gosh, thank you so much for viewing my video and helping the bees. You are absolutely correct in thinking that I did not leave the bees with enough stores due to my novice-driven aggressive summer splits to create more colonies, which in reality gave me five nucs with few stores. The fondant is meant to be a stop-gap until spring, and is information that seems to be topical on some of the bee forums, and thus my experimentation.

tradernorton05 says:

I always make sure to leave my bees at least 80lbs of honey per hive.
Bees were meant to eat honey, not unhealthy sugar by-products. How much honey are you leaving for the bees?

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