Hi, I retired recently and have started down the bee keeping path. I'm on my second attempt of two hives, as I lost the first pair when I moved, and didn't properly maintain the hives. I'd taken a trip to Europe, and when I got back, the hives were a mess. They didn't survive the winter. My second attempt is now underway, and both hives are humming, literally, after making it though this mild winter we're having. Today, I saw bees out of the hives (it's 57 degrees here in the shade), and I thought I should perhaps start to feed them a 1:1 syrup. However, in researching this, I've seen a lot of warnings that say it's not a good idea. I'm concerned that they are active, but there's nothing yet for them to gather. Both hives are small (two deeps, each), and I am not certain they have enough honey to survive for the next six weeks. Any advice would be appreciated.