Re: New to Site- Have Problem
sugar water may not work so good with temps 50 degrees and less.
some put dry sugar on top of the frames over the broodnest, and maybe spritz it with a little water, but mostly allowing the moisture in the hive to hydrate it.
i found that mixing sugar/water at something like 10:1 gives you a moist patty that the bees can readily take.
i put it on some plastic sheet, right on the top bars, and around the top of the cluster.
i like to use about 1000mg of vitamin c per 'gallon' of mix to get the ph down a bit.
journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives