Welcome, Guest

Author Topic: Candy Plugs  (Read 1024 times)

Offline bassman1977

  • "King Bee"
  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 1788
  • Gender: Male
Candy Plugs
« on: February 23, 2009, 12:33:51 PM »
Does anyone know where to get the candy plugs for installing into queen cages?  I don't want suggestions for marshmallows or anything like that.  I am looking for the actual plugs that a queen supplier would use.  I've checked Mannlake, Brushy Mountain, and Dadant already.  No luck.  Thanks.
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(''')_(''')

Offline JP

  • The Swarm King
  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 11692
  • Gender: Male
  • I like doing cut-outs, but I love catching swarms!
    • JPthebeeman.com
Re: Candy Plugs
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 01:19:14 PM »
Do you mean the candy plug or the cork plug?


...JP
"Good friends are as sweet as honey" Winne the Pooh

My pictures can be viewed at http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus
and
http://picasaweb.google.com/112138792165178452970

My Youtube videos can be viewed here:

My website JPthebeeman.com http://www.jpthebeeman.com/jpthebeeman/

Offline ArmucheeBee

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 514
  • Gender: Male
Re: Candy Plugs
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 01:54:10 PM »
I've never done it, but aren't candy plugs just homemade from sugar?
Stephen Stewart
2nd Grade Teacher

"You don't need a license to drive a sandwich."  SpongeBob Squarepants

Offline bassman1977

  • "King Bee"
  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 1788
  • Gender: Male
Re: Candy Plugs
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 02:00:19 PM »
Quote
Do you mean the candy plug or the cork plug?

The candy plug.

Quote
I've never done it, but aren't candy plugs just homemade from sugar?

I'm sure they can be made easily enough at home.  Even a recipe would be fine for what I need.  I just don't see a major queen supplier hand making this stuff.  So, a recipe would be fine, a supplier would be great too, for future reference.
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(''')_(''')

Online kathyp

  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 15522
  • Gender: Female
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

Offline bassman1977

  • "King Bee"
  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 1788
  • Gender: Male
Re: Candy Plugs
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 02:42:38 PM »
Very nice.  Thanks Kathy.
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(''')_(''')

Offline rdy-b

  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 2239
Re: Candy Plugs
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 01:16:25 AM »

Offline bassman1977

  • "King Bee"
  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 1788
  • Gender: Male
Re: Candy Plugs
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 10:26:50 AM »
That's what I'm talkin' about!   :)  Thanks RDY-B.
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(''')_(''')