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I suspect it may be a bit late in the year to start feeding syrup. At this point I would make a few candy boards or go with mountain camp feeding. I think you want about 50+ lbs of stores in your location. I would remove the deep on top if it is completely empty because you want the food just above the bees going into winter so they can easily get to it.
 

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In general bees do not take syrup that is below 50 degrees, so if you can keep the syrup above this temperature they may take it. You may have to warm it up every morning to get it to a point the bees will take it. The sugar slurry is a wetter version of mountain camp, and makes sense if you are not adding so much water into the hives that it condenses and gets the bees wet and cold.
 
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