When to stop feeding?
I've been feeding for some time now to get my bees in shape for winter. As time has passed they've started taking more and more (2 liters a day now), but they've started storing it as well (which is OK). Is there a point where I should stop feeding?
I consulted a few of the books I have, and what I took away was: "feed until they don't take it anymore". Makes sense, but my concern is that they'll fill up the both boxes and swarm. I don't think I'm in the danger zone yet -- during my last inspection there were about three empty frames in the lower box (so the queen still has room), and about seven in the upper. My assumption is that you just have to keep a close eye on them and add a super when the upper box gets about 7-8 frames capped.
Don't provoke a hive full of angry bees.