I am not sure how to stat this! Most of my hives are Langs. and am in the process of converting to all mediums. I have one long hive (4') that is set-up to accept standard Lang. medium frames. I WISH THERE WAS MORE INPUT ON LONG HIVES! Anyway; with a typical Lang. set-up empty supers are removed (is this necessary) were as in a long hive or a TBH for that matter, are empty frames or comb is revoved? After harvest I will put "wets" back on for the gals to clean-up and then tale them off in a week or so. When done I end up with two deeps or three mediums + one partial filled medium. Is it necessary to remove that last medium? As a personal thing, I do not care to open the hives up unless I think something is amiss.
Question 1; How to prep or manage a long hive going into and through winter?
Question 2; Is it necessary to remove an empty or partially full super durring the winter?