i don't know what brian does, but i fed 1:1 for the first week and 1 pollen patty per hive. after that, they were on their own and had plenty to keep them busy. i might not even have done that much if the weather had been better, because a good bit of the comb i gave them was already drawn.
finsky is always telling us we feed to much :-). i am just cheep. if nature is feeding them, i'm not going to!