I spoke with a beginner recently who had been feeding since June and she was amazed at how much food they had taken. They swarmed at the beginning of August, then she removed all the queen cells in a panic, god knows if they will survive.AdamD wrote: ↑14 Sep 2019, 09:23The (new) owners had been lovingly filling a rapid feeder repeatedly so that there was just a tiny amount or space for brood - about the size of a school protractor at the bottom of a couple of frames - so the bees had had enough and scarpered. The feeder was still full when I arrived to see what had been going on. So yes, you can over-fill a colony!
Feeding for a beginner is a difficult art, as it is for the rest of us often.