Exactly my situation and course of action. So far, so good.I'm still real new to this only being my second year with bees. What I have done and seems to work is feed until I have 2 deeps drawn and filled with honey/sugar honey. Once that happens, I quit feeding and add supers. Whatever is in the deeps the bees keep, whatever is in the supers, I keep.
BINGO! While I'm very glad to see the resurgent interest in keeping bees, there's no doubt that many of these new beeks have very pampered pets. I'm thinking that right now beekeeping has become a fad hobby, and in a few years there's gonna be a lot of nice used beekeeping equipment on craigslist!At what point are we just keeping expensive pets