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IMHO that's bee feed, nothing more. Feeding cut-out honey to bees with supers on is just cheating to get around that. You don't give anything to a hive when there are supers on that you don't fully expect could end up in those supers. 60lbs isn't all that much. If you get a fall flow, harvest that deliciousness and then feed this to your bees to replace it, but make sure you're feeding it only into brood boxes. COULD some of it eventually end up in a super the following spring? Maybe a little, but do what you can and don't intentionally cheat.
 

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I've only ever fed via inverted bucket feeders on top of my hives, surrounded by a box. I want to get as much into them as possible as fast as possible, and my neighbors would probably freak out at the sight of open feeding :). If I didn't have the buckets, I don't think I'd buy them just for this. Try the open feeding since you've done it before and know it works for you. Obviously just make sure the honey isn't getting rained into. I think you'll know pretty quickly if it won't work and then you can switch it up if needed. Also, when you pull that fall honey, get this feed out right away (same day). Maybe put off the extraction for a day or two (not too long though) to see yes, this plan will work. If for some reason you decide it won't, you can always put the frames of honey right back on the hives.
 
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