Thank you all for your recommendations. I'm not worried about extending the shelf life of the syrup. I read somewhere ( I visit a lot of different sites ) that lowering the pH of the syrup resulted in improved hive health, like Hemlock was saying. The premise was that having syrup ( normal pH of about 6.0 ) closer to the pH of honey ( 4.3 ) helped the hive. Improved health and production. I believe it was an organic honey sight that inferred this.
Finski; you are braver then me to endure those long winter nights. I live pretty far north, but not that far. I believe what greenbtree was meaning, or at least the way I understood it, was feeding is very influenced by our location. Luvin honey, T Beek, and I live in the same state. However the weather that we each see is very different. T Beek may be feeding dry sugar because of his local temperature. Luvin honey is much farther south and also usually warmer. I've learned here, advise is location specific for a time of year. Same as a Florida beek giving wintering advise to a guy in Canada. They winter differently, based on location.
I love this forum. I've learned so much, from so many, in such a short amount of time. Thank you all very much. I'm putting the final touches on my woodenware. I'm having a blast putting it together. Bees will be here in early May.