Crooked Hill Beekeeping

Honey Harvesting Video

We recommend that beginning beekeepers take a beekeeping class.  We will post classes in Missouri as soon as we receive the information.  If you are putting on a class in 2017 or have information on one that we don't have listed, please let us know.  We can be reached at (660) 214-0132 or

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Bee Candy Recipe

(used to feed bees in late winter or early spring if they are in danger of running out of honey)

Utensils Needed

Heavy pan with lid

Extra Pot

Stirring Spoon

Thermometer that reads up to 234 degrees

Electric Mixer

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 (freezer).

Here is a link to help protect your bees, orchards and gardens from overspray and drift.