I have Four hives overwintering just starting to come out for cleansing flights. One hive that doesn't get as much sun as the others I suspect nosema? The front of the hive has a lot more brown streaks on the front than the others. All hives had a candy board & pollen patty installed in the fall. (This hive was active today bringing in pollen today from ? (Elm Tree are getting buds)
My questions is I wanted to try treating the one hive or all by giving them a shot of medicated syrup with tree tea oil and honey b healthy oils mixed in the syrup. I have always heard that once you start feeding them you cant stop until you have a nectar flow. Is that because it will stimulate the queen to start laying and if you stop feeding all the brood they started raising will starve when they don't have the syrup supply they are counting on?
I don't want to start feeding syrup this early, it's still cold here, I just wanted to give them a preventive dose they could drink on a warm afternoon.