We just picked up a couple hives of bees (2 deeps each) last week from another beekeeper. One colony had almost zero stores, the other had plenty. The advice was to feed 2:1 sugar syrup at least to the colony without stores.
I notice that on this board, most are reporting feeding 1:1 sugar syrup.
What is the rationale behind the more concentrated/less concentrated syrup?
I'd really appreciate some enlightenment.
Inga <-- mixing another syrup batch right now. Weather forecast is fairly cool, with lots of chances of snow for the next 7 days.