It did seem like a lot to put on.
Only 2 hives (8 frame deeps). One is 3 boxes (about 40,000), one is 2 (about 15-20,000). They did both have about a super of capped Honey each but started eating it about 3 weeks ago so i thought i should try and keep them topped up between now and winter. The hives are out past Yass (NSW) so its still +20 degrees every day but the mornings are already getting down around the 4's. Last winter we got to about -12.
I guess my two main questions really are how quickly does syrup go bad (2:1) and how quickly can the bees consume it..?