Homemade bee fondant
With winter coming, it's time to make bee fondant (sugar candy) for the bees to consume while over-wintering. I found a couple of recipes on the Internet and combined them to come up with this one. I poured the mixture into plastic sandwich lunch containers lined with foil. This recipe was enough to fill two such containers to the top. You will need a good candy thermometer:
8 cups sugar
16 oz water
1 tsp white vinegar
Combine ingredients and bring to a boil.
Boil uncovered for three minutes, stirring constantly. The mixture should be clear when done.
Once the mixture has reached 234 degrees F and three minutes has elapsed, remove from stove.
Set aside and let cool to 200 degrees.
Whisk rapidly until it begins to turn white.
Quickly pour into containers.
Store in refrigerator until used.