Hello from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms! We’re David & Sheri Burns and we are hard at work gearing up for the 2012 beekeeping season. It is shaping up to have tremendous interest, especially more and more new beekeepers getting in line to buy equipment and bees. Already some equipment is becoming harder and harder to get due to demand. We are so excited!
We are also excited about a new product that we just had to share with you. We’re known for our candy boards and our Winter-Bee-Kind boards. Now, we’ve got another exciting product to help feed your bees this cold winter. It’s a candy frame. Take a look:
It’s the same size as a deep frame but it is full of candy and pollen for the bees to eat during winter. There is a 2 inch hole in the center of the frame to allow the winter cluster to move through for more efficient feeding and warming.
This is a deep frame candy board. There is candy on both sides of the frame just less than 1" thick on each side. We recommend two of these frames to be placed in the hive prior to December 21st. It must be warm enough outside to pull frames (60 f or above). Place one candy frame in the center of each deep hive body. As the cluster moves upward it can draw nutrition from the candy and pollen on the candy board frame.
These candy frame feeders work great alone or with our Winter-Bee-Kind boards as well.
Give your bees alittle help to have a better shot at not starving this winter.