For those who leave honey on hives for winter rather than feeding syrup in the fall, what does this look like, practically? I'd like to stop feeding syrup, as it's just another time expense, let alone seems more natural than syrup. Just seems much simpler than constantly adding gallons of syrup and monitoring theur intake. My time is worth more than the extra honey.
So how do you handle your harvesting to ensure you leave enough honey for the winter? Wait to harvest all supers until Oct/Nov? Harvest all but one or two in late summer, then harvest the remainder after hives get to proper weight? Harvest everything and hope for a good fall flow? Do you keep a super on the hive over the winter or will they move that honey down into the deeps?