When to stop feeding?


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Hi everyone,

I’m a new beekeeper, I’ve had my first hive since december. I’ve been filling their feeder with 1:1 sugar syrup since I got them and last week their population has suddenly exploded. Previously on inspections I’ve been able to see comb between bees but this time the frames were completely covered, and the comb beneath was almost completely full of eggs, larvae, and capped brood.

My concern is that with this population growth, and the lack of stored honey on the account of it all being used by brood, there won’t be any food for winter. Should I stop feeding? I’ve also added a super a few weeks ago but they haven’t built it out at all.