I have a 2nd year hive that has sugar water dripping down inside the hive outside the entrance. A candy board was put on the hive in December, and it appears that the water is sticky and clear. A lot of dead bees have been raked from the entrance over the past few weeks. I have a 5/8 inch hole on the candy board to allow ventilation and a place for bees to go on cleansing flights. this hive was not my strongest and did not produce any surplus honey in its first season. Still seems to have some live bees in it since I can hear them when I tap with the top open. Don't see any bees eating the candy board. My thought is that the hive has a small amount of bees, and can't keep it warm enough to prevent condensation? Too cold to take a closer look. If there are bees left this late in the winter, what are my chances of them coming through the winter and being a good hive?