How To's

How to Build a Sugar Board

Sugar Board Tissue Paper Add a Pollen Pattie
Sugar Board Tissue Paper Pollen Pattie
Start with a 1" shim & 1/2" hardware cloth stapled to the bottom....or buy one from our Shop! Next lay down some plain tissue paper. Leave about an inch around the frame so the girls have an easier time getting to the food. I like to save a few sheets from my wax foundation! You can use plain newspaper too. Try to stay away from colored ink. Put a pollen pattie on what will be the end of the board facing the front of the hive. You might only have room for half a pattie..that's ok.

Lay Down Some Sugar

Spritz Spritz Spritz

Ready to Go

Lay Down Some Sugar Spritz Ready to Go
Now, start the sugar layers. Turn a plastic cup upside down to align with the hole in the Inner Cover. When your layers are done, remove the cup & poke holes thru the tissue paper. Gotta keep the air circulating!
I use about a tablespoon of ProHealth in my 1 - 1 syrup to spritz my sugar layers. Wicked good for the girl's bellies!! 
Again, remove the cup & poke holes in the tissue paper for ventilation. This is pretty much what your sugar board should look like. The Sugar Board sits on top of the frames on the top box. Then the Inner Cover & Lid

Hive Body Assembly

How to Assemble Frames with Wax Foundation