How does one determine to feed in the spring?
Having gone thru my hives it seems like it will be a struggle to keep the brood open for laying eggs as they are bringing in pollen and seem to have decent stores of honey. One hive actually had the entire top deep nearly 100% full. On that one I actually pulled some frames and replaced them with empty comb in an attempt to provide more room as it looked like where ever there was an open cell there was an egg.
So in spring when and how do you determine to feed. What are the signs that say "They have enough sources to feed off of in nature to keep them alive?" What blooms, plants etc do you need to see before you can "Confidently" say this?
Clearly every hive and every situation is different but I would think you don't want to feed a hive that has enough stores, but you also don't want a hive to starve....I would also think that there must be a quick and easy way to determine all this.