One couldn't argue that if they need to be fed that you should feed them. My point was more towards people that harvest the honey in the fall and then that day or the next they're putting up feeders to try to replace the food that they took. My argument for those people has always been, if they think that honey and sugar is the same, then why not save themselves the work of harvesting it and just eat the sugar themselves.
When my bees arrive, I'll be feeding them even though they'll be plenty of blossoms by then.
Personally, I'm not going to be raising bees for the honey. Although I'm sure I'll be harvesting a frame here and there, you won't be finding a sign on the end of my driveway that says "Local Honey"
As far as forage, my location has acres of fields with wild flowers. The mixture is enough that there is something in bloom from late winter/early spring to late fall. The reason for the clovers is to give them a bit of a boost. My field has some clover, I'm just adding a lot more too it. I'll be seeding white clover, which is a perennial, and red clover which is an annual.
I'll be planting other things as well for different reasons, such as a row of rose-of-sharons to create a wind block.
I'm always open to advise. I'm also can accept criticism. If someone feels I'm doing something wrong, by all means, tell me and let me know why it's wrong and how to set it right.