Geri, from the Mendocino Coastal Beekeepers Group sent over this note to Tanya. We wanted to share here for anyone who might find the information useful!
Jason and I tried sugar syrup last year and it always seemed to be a mess. Plus sometimes we have to be gone for a week or 2 and the bees just ran out of syrup too quickly.
This year we started with dry sugar sprayed with water to make it clump. Some people are calling this Mountain Camp method, but I found information on it at Michael Bush’s site. You have to scroll quite a bit to find the dry sugar method.