Im new here as i stated in my past posts. And im learning alot just by reading different threads. But im reading almost the same threads started by different people. The threads basically ask should they feed the bees now during winter. Im just going to ask. How much or how many deeps do you leave the hive for winter food. My 2 hives will consist of 4 deep supers. I have children who are in the teens and myself, so im not worried about the weight. So once all the deeps are full maybe this year or next. how do you figure how much for you and how much to leave. Im not greedy i only want honey for my family and what i paid for bees i dont want them to starve. Do you have to buy patties, give them sugar or syrup or can you leave them enough honey to get thru winter with thier own stores.