I'm a little confused. When it was recommended I feed my bees a 1/1 sugar syrup (small swarm I got mid summer) I thought it was to help them put away enough food for winter. Is this true, or am I just feeding them for daily requirements? Seems to me they go through an awful lot of the stuff in a short period of time. What volume of sonsumption should I expect (i.e. cup/quart/gallon per day)?