1:1 or 2:1 syrup now in Illinois?
I've been feeding 1:1 by volume Msyrup for the last month in an attempt to aide in the drawing out of the last several frames of foundation. Mission accomplished, they have been consuming about 7 quarts of the syrup per week and have drawn out the frames. Now, it is my understanding that 1:1 is better for drawing comb, but requires more energy to store since it needs to be dehydrated. It seems like now would be the ideal time to switch to 2:1 so they can store some if necessary. The hive is one deep, one medium... started from a 10 frame med. nuc in July. Is now a good time to go to 2:1 or should I stay 1:1? Also, should I be using an entrance reducer... currently I am not.