Firstly, I'm not feeding little, it's a full feeder tray , (about 2 litres or 3kg of 2:1) refilled when empty, usually after about 3 days. So around 5Kg sugar a week through Oct. Literally can't feed any quicker. Second, the advice to feed until bees take no more came from NBU inspector with 20+ years. He came to inspect hives due to disease up the road. I put in the fondant to see if the bees would take it as weather got cooler. One hive did, other didn't.