Clean and sterize 1/2 pint jars. Put lids in pot of hot water.
Cut each mesquite bean into pieces, place in large kettle and add water to cover. Simmer until liquid turns yellow. Strain. You will need 3 cups of liquid.
Stir in powdered pectin and cook. Stir constanting over high heat until mixture comes to a ful boil, add sugar and lemon juice, stir return to a boil for 1 min or until syrup comes off metat spoon in sheet.
Remove from heat, skim off foam with metal spoon and ladle into sterile glass jars. Add lids and rings, process in water bath 10mins.