Re: Feeding Newly Installed Package in Cold Weather
Capebee, feed the 1:1 like Ravenseye suggested. Otherwise the bees will need to forage for water to use the 2:1. To help with keeping the syrup warm, you can use a mason jar feeder over the inner cover, covered by a deep hive body wrapped in tarpaper so it gets hot in the sun. That should keep the syrup usable for longer. Winter patties will also help since they are mostly carbs.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.