its warm here in texas and a couple of my hives could use some feeding....is it unwise to feed this time of year?
It is unwise. It starts brooding. Many in England feed at winter but I cannot understand why. In Australia they have examined if it is possible to feed at winter so hives are strong when first yield starts. They found tah bees got sick: nosema and chalkbrood.
Here in north bees gather honey at summer, feed winter food during one week and then sleep all winter over.