I have not fed my production hives, but I have been feeding my split hives. My hives still have sugar on them, but pollen and nectar are starting to come in from maples and other trees. Dandelion bloom is upcoming with some plants showing leaves sprouting..
So a lot depends on how everything goes from here forward.. I cant say I HAVENT FED THIS YEAR because this year is not yet even close to over.. if the rains fail, drought hits, then I will be feeding to keep healthy hives and hope for better weather next year.