So I have been having some issues with the hive top feeder, which I discussed in a previous thread. I hived two packages around April 28th and a couple of days ago added a second medium box as both hives were close to 80% drawn out. I continued using the feeders, but when I checked today I just didn't have a good vibe. It seemed like there were more drowned bees than bees that were actually feeding. Furthermore, there is mold developing on the walls of the feeder, as well as on the inner cover. I live really close to the ocean, so there is a lot of moisture in the air and it has been cool and overcast. Daytime temperatures are 50's and low 60's. It doesn't seem like the bees are really wanting the syrup, but they still have a lot of comb to draw with the addition of a second box. I feel like using the hive top feeder is adding way to much moisture to the hive, and can't believe I'm already getting mold in less than 3 weeks! So I just removed the feeders. I do use a SBB and the bees are bringing in pollen every day. Do I really need to feed? If so, can I just pour some dry sugar on top of the inner cover? I would rather not feed at all but I keep reading that I should if they are still drawing out comb. Being in California I don't have to worry about severe winters so I wonder if the need is as great here. I would appreciate any advice I can get! Oh, and on top of all of this, I noticed today that there were some straight lined shaped poop around the hive. Not a lot, but not typical and enough to make me think they have a little dysentery. Ugh! What to do?