Thats called a candyboard.I do understand that a 1:1 sugar syrup IS stimulating. I also understand that 2:1 is for STORAGE. What I am trying to discern is what does simply feeding SUGAR "slush" (a little more than spritzed with water) do. I am hoping it simply FEEDS them and doesn't stimulate them, nor give them anything to store. Just keeps them alive, if starvation is an issue.
Just seeing this post, AR. Thanks for the information. I guess I didn't state my question well. Just trying to figure out how to put feed out without stimulating.No, a thin syrup works best. Try a 2 parts water to 1 part sugar or a 1 to 1 mix and see which works best with yours bees. If your bees need feeding now because of a lack of stores, I would still go with the fall mix of 2 parts sugar to 1 water.
If they have "plenty of stores" and it's 72deg why are you worrying?, open the hive up and move stuff around and know for sure what's up.... I can only dream of 72 right now 43 is the norm for a while. Good luck...My bees have plenty of stores. I "hope" it is all correctly placed within the hive. I really don't want to stimulate mine, but I do worry about bees in general starving, since nothing around here is available in terms of nectar. Today it's 72 and bees will be out and searching.