Nah, he just does it different Finski, like many other beeks.
"different strokes for different beeks." 8-) 8-) 8-)
Not every beek in the World 'takes all honey in the Fall' and feeds sugar (dry or syrup) all winter as Finski likes to advise. Many beeks instead "try" to leave their bees enough honey, adding candy boards, honey balls, dry sugar, whatever as "insurance" not necessarily meant to be their winter feeding.
Most years half my colonies never end up touching the stuff "because" they were left enough honey.
Some beeks consider the particular practice of 'taking all the honey and replacing it with sugar' neglectfully abhorant :shock: