Yes, feed, feed, feed. The frame feeders don't hold enough for my taste. I like to only refill the feeders once a week. When I was starting packages they would take 3 or more gallons of heavy 2:1 syrup a week from a hive top feeder. There isn't much difference in comb production between light and heavy syrup. But, the heavy syrup doesn't spoil as easy and gives the bees more sugar per fill up.