Ok, I'm new to bee keeping. When I say new, I mean N-E-W. I bought two complete Hive setups from a retired keeper, who wasn't much help. I have 2 packages of bees in route from Rossman Apiaries and am quite excited.

My question is feeding of syrup. Don't laugh, but somewhere I'm missing something. I have full size hive bodies, but got shallow supers. I cannot get the tops on the hives with gallon jars inverted. Is it ok to leave the tops off the hives? They probably won't need feeding long considering the time of the year, but believe it or not, I'm kinda sweating this detail.