In the last few years I have read of emergency feeding of colonies with wet sugar bags. I would be interested to read the comments of members who use or have tried this technique. This is how I have read of it working. Granulated sugar for domestic consumption comes in 1 kilo paper bags. One of these bags is laid on its front in a shallow dish of water. The paper side and the sugar in contact absorbs the water. The sugar clumps into a solid mass. Above the mass is the remaining granulated sugar. A couple of starter holes are made in the wetted side of the bag and this side down it goes onto the hive. The bag is positioned over the open feeder/clearer hole in the inner cover/crown board. The bees chew away the paper and feed on the clumped sugar. As the sugar is removed, the heat and moisture from the cluster causes higher layers of sugar to clump. I am attracted to this idea. Spring in my area is variable, so I want the colony to survive yet not be stimulated to excessive breeding by over-feeding. At a late Winter/early Spring visit to my apiary I could prepare, on site, a sugar bag for a light hive. Over to you.