|Feeding is generally done to help hives with inadequate
honey supply survive the winter months where there is no nectar flow.
also use feeding to stimulate the hives prior to splitting to build up the
brood nest. I split in Late February and early March before there is a
reliable honey flow. For build up you should feed 55 corn syrup that
is diluted 50% with water. In Winter it is best to dilute 20%. The reason
for the winter dilution is that by adding 20% water you can keep the syrup
If you need to feed sugar water to ratio is one 4lb. bag per gallon