You may have boiled off water while making the syrup.I recently switched over to 2:1 syrup. 10 cups water to 10lbs sugar. Today I pulled the feeder to check it out and it was completely clogged with crystalized sugar. Wondering what I'm missing. Thanks.
This way you are feeding sucroze and is not the natural food for the bees.Ahhh, well- I have been bringing water to a boil and then pulling it off the heat before I add the sugar and then stir like crazy. I will try your 10 to 10 idea and report back.
Try 10 cups of water to 20 cups of sugar and don't boil the water. Stirring the mixture while heating will dissolve the sugar long before it gets anywhere close to boiling.