|Step 1: Once all sugar and water is added put on hob and continue to stir|
|Step 2: When it starts to boil put the lid on and boil for at least 5 minutes. |
I left to boil a little longer
|Step 3: Check the temperature; if over 234°F then turn heat off and allow to cool|
|Step 4: When temp drops to 200°F start beating |
(if you have a electric whisk I would advise using it!)
|Step 5: Keep beating air into the mix and it will start to thicken, |
your arm will be hurting by now if you don't have a electric whisk
|Step 6: When it is really stiff it's ready to box.|
I have poured it into clean take away boxes.
Once I had made the fondant I allowed it to cool overnight and the next day (last Thursday) I took it up to the hive, removed the lid of the fondant and put it where the feeder bucket was. The plastic tray is now upside down at the top of the hive allowing the Bees to eat as much as they want in the safety of the hive. I will go back next month and see if they need the other box of fondant I made. When I was at the hive I also added an entrance reducer but the Bees were getting a little defensive so will attach a mouse guard next visit. I also received my first sting while they have been in my apiary; on my hand through leather gloves!