How can you tell when to put out the sugar syrup. I'm sure its different for all areas but is there a way to tell from watching the hives, watching the weather, etc. I'm curious because I have 4 new hives, 3 swarms and a cutout. It hasn't rained here for a while and all the fields of flowers I was seeing are gone now. So, I am trying to figure out if I need to supplement now until it rains again or just not worry until fall or so. How do you know. Thanks again. great forum.