I checked out a previous question on how long to feed bees and there is such a differing of opinions. We are in NW Iowa with weather in the 80's, the fruit trees have bloomed and lots of flower are blooming now. I installed 2 new top bar hives in a cold rainy spell in late April so kept the sugar water flowing. But how long? They will drain the jar if I put it in there but am I encouraging laziness?? They have both hives filled with comb and capped brood so they are working hard. I just don't know when enough is enough. Thanks for any advice.