I can never remember the correct ratio

For late winter or early spring feeding, make a 1:1 syrup using 1 pound of water (2 cups) to 1 pound of sugar. If feeding in the fall (if not enough honey was left on the hive after the honey flow), make a 2:1 syrup using 2 pounds of sugar per pound of water.Completely dissolve the sugar in the water by heating the water on a stove top (the water doesn’t need to boil, it just needs to get warm), add the sugar and stir until the liquid becomes clear…

1 pound granulated sugar = 2 cups

1 pound brown sugar = 2 1/4 to 2 1/3 cups

1 pound confectioners sugar = 3 3/4 cups unsifted