I'm new to bee keeping, had to learn fast after my fathers death in March. 7 hives at first, 5 new hives added after swarming in spring, all thriving and doing well. All have full supers for winter. ancing: About feeding- should I feed our bees and if so what? I have seen certain bee suppliments/feedings offered on bee supply sites. As far as preventive treatment for pests/disease, how often should we treat them. I know my father treated them in the fall . We have treated them this fall as Daddy did not treat them last year. Any suggestions and hints appreciated.