Hi...I've kept bees in the SF Bay Area for about 7 years, and about 4 of those years, my hives needed feeding in the fall. I've always used sugar water 1:2 and that seems to work ok.
Note: I'm a backyard beekeeper with 3 hives..not large-scale
This year, my hives produced a bunch of early season honey..so much that my supply exceeded demand and I ended up with about 1/2 gallon of filtered honey that I feel is to 'ugly' to sell...it's not fully crystallized..but has started to turn cloudy and you can see the crystals starting to form. I can't eat it all myself, so I was wondering if I could heat it up (like sugar water) and then let cool and feed back to the bees instead of the sugar water...or as a mixture.
Any experience with this or thoughts on this? I don't want to do anything that will mess them up...