We know that virtual or online classes are not the best format for everyone and can make it difficult to ask questions. We are always happy to answer questions for our customers throughout the year. If you attend a virtual class and have questions that couldn't be answered during the class, please write them down. Bill and I have taught and assisted with many beginner classes over the years and would be happy to help. You can give us a call at (660) 214-0132. Email is fine for yes or no type questions, but most beekeeping questions are easier to answer over the phone. Tammy
*We are also offering a short, hands-on familiarization and regional bee information class when interested beginners pick up of their 5-frame bee NUCs in the spring. This will be a supplement, not a replacement, for a full, online or in-person, beginner's beekeeping class. Please ask about signing up for this when ordering your bees.
SOME CLASSES LISTED ARE LATE IN THE BEE ORDERING SEASON. IF YOU WANT TO START BEES THIS SEASON, HAVING THE BEST SELECTION MAY REQUIRE THAT YOU ORDER BEFORE ATTENDING A CLASS.
Heavy pan with lid
Thermometer that reads up to 234 degrees
Disposable molds (foil or waxed paper lined plates or pie pans work well)
8 cups of sugar (4 pound bag of sugar)
2 cups of water
½ teaspoon white vinegar
(You can double the recipe to make about six 9” plates 1/2” deep)
1. Pour all ingredients into pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
2. Cover and boil 5 minutes.
3. Insert candy thermometer and boil until temperature reaches 234 degrees.
4. Remove from heat and cool to 200 degrees.
5. Whip with electric mixer until mixture begins to turn white with air bubbles throughout.
6. Pour into molds and allow to cool undisturbed.
7. Store in a dry location or freezer