During the first stage of the level first break the Licorice Link as soon as possible. Breaking it will increase the amount of candies on the playing field significantly, making it easier to match candies and make special candies.
Next focus on making horizontal Striped candies and try to activate them as low on the playing field as possible since that’s the quickest way to clear the Honey on the second row from the bottom. Although the special candies you make during this stage can be used during the next stage, don’t go out of your way to hold on to them. Save the Bears first and deal with special candies later.
During the second it’s pretty much all about special candies. Best best combination for this stage is a horizontal Striped candy combined with a Jelly Fish because it will always dive on the Honey on the bottom two rows. Oftentimes ti’s even better than a Color Bomb + Striped candy combination.
With candies of five colors on the playing field and a large open area available you shouldn’t have too many problems making special candies. Just take your time and make sure you make the right special candy depending on what your playing field looks like.
During both stages match candies near the bottom of the playing field as often as you can. Doing this will shift the largest amount of candies, hopefully start a chain reaction and create new opportunities to make special candies.