Apologies if this has been covered somewhere before - but I'm not even sure what to search for it under... So I'll ask again!
Next week is forecast several days of low 40s weather - good time to inspect winter's damage etc. I know I'll be feeding more during that time too and have started sugar candy feedings a while ago. But I believe that the bees will use/store any syrup I can get into the hive better than the candy tho, so I wonder if it wouldn't be better to whip up some syrup and flop on a top feeder during this warm snap and return to candy feeding later.
I don't believe I can switch to full time Syrup feedings yet as my hives are at 7100' elevation and at Wyoming northern latitude we're going to see lots more nasty weather. That's to be expected - after all March is known for going out like a Lion if it came in like a Lamb, right?
So the question is: Are Syrup feedings an all right temporary step when the weather will almost certainly return to mid winter conditions?
Also, assuming it is - does the style of feeder have any great bearing if feeding syrup mid-winter during a warm snap?