One four cups of water were brought to a boil, then ten pounds of sugar is mixed in and stirred till it reaches 145F.
A 2" shim between top Hive Body and the Inner Cover will keep the candy from interfering with the inner cover. We will lay small wooden dowels perpendicular to the frames within hive, and gently place the sugar cakes onto these so it can be accessed all the way around.
Even a hive with stores can starve if they move up to fast and don't eat the stores on the sides. Hopefully this will help them when they reach the top.