Some background: I'm coming out of winter with my first over-wintered colony. Based on the activity I've noticed on the few 60 degree days we've had over the last couple of weeks, the colony seems to have come out of winter relatively strong. :)
Now to my question. I over-wintered with a super of honey on top of the brood chambers. A few weeks ago there was still some capped honey in the super. I took a peak under the top cover the other day and I didn't see anymore capped honey in my quick look at the top bars. The weather forecast for the next week has highs in the 40s and 50s--probably not quite warm enough for the girls to fly. Even if they could fly, nothing is blooming yet. I think I need to feed them. Any issues with feeding while the super is still on? Ideally, I'd pull the super (which I assume is empty or pretty close to empty) to feed, but I don't think it'll be warm enough for anything that "invasive." My concern is "adulterated" honey down the road. My gut tells me that with careful feeding it should be a non-issue, but wondering what y'all would recommend in this situation. There is also the option to do nothing and hope that in the next few weeks the weather warms up. Thank you in advance for your advice.