this is what i go by but some might not agree:
sugar - water - reason
2 - 1 - fall feeding for winter stores
1 - 1 - spring feeding for comb building and spring buildup
some say feed 1 sugar - 2 water for spring feeding but I see some comercial guys feed HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), but the main reason they do it is because you can get it in truck loads or 55 gallon drums, to many hives to make sugar water for , easier to just feed from a drum that is ready to go.
but there are some real pro's in here that will straigten us both out