If they don’t like my water, they certainly like my syrup. Or perhaps I should say they are fickle about it. Some days they don’t touch it, and other days they can drink half a quart of 1:1 in a day. I’m not sure what causes them to binge on it, but we are so low on sugar in the house that I may not have enough for coffee in the morning. Now that’s something to panic about.
[Update] July 17, 2012: Half a quart of syrup gone in 24 hours. Now it was very hot today, and there was a strong breeze. I wonder if they mostly stayed inside the hive and thus used the syrup instead of foraging?