I'm not sure what to do with this one hive:
I'm currently running 2 deeps and 2 shallows on top of the deeps. Some deep frames have ok pollen stores and very little little honey stores- some frames in both deeps are totally empty. The lower super has concentrated brood, honey in the corners, pollen stores- (queen laid eggs in spring so I left as a brood chamber)- basically "textbook". Top super has 4 frames of capped honey and the bees are storing sugar water in these as I feed. It's a healthy hive and gave me a good amount of honey this year- I left a full super and they ate it during the summer- that's why I'm feeding. I moved the lower super between the 2 deeps- I believe the queen is moving up and laying eggs. The top super is still there.
My question is:
Should I condense the hive into 1 deep and 2 supers, allowing a smaller space for the bees to heat in winter? Or leave the hive the way it is- or some other configuration?
Thanks for reading- and hopefully answering!