Re: Can Someone Explain Why I Should Not Do This Again?
Me, I think you should be doing all those things.
But, the people who gave you the advice not to, I know where they are coming from. Doing those things without enough knowledge / experience, can do more harm than good in terms of spreading disease, causing robbing, weakening the stronger hive & causing the death of both, and likely more. From that perspective, they are correct.
But me, if I had a hive in danger of starving & next to it I had one with plenty spare honey, then yes, I would absolutely transfer some of that honey to the hive that needs it.
I do not think the different advice you have been given is wrong, just different perspectives.
Another thing to consider re the weaker hive, is there some reason for that such as a disease / varroa issue? If so, giving it honey could turn out to be a waste.
But my own opinion on these matters is we mainly learn by doing. If you interfere and the result is good, you have learned something plus increased your skill level. Also be prepared to investigate, understand, and learn, if for some reason it does not work out.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).