If the syrup does not get too cool for the bees to ingest they will take at least as much. Especially if they have been taking it. If you want the bees to take syrup to build comb or a reserve of stores, put some feeding attractant like lemon grass oil in the syrup.
These were new packages. They had been taking just under 2 quarts in twenty four hours. Now that has been raining they have taken less than half of a quart in about thirty six hours. It may only be a coincidence with the rain.
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