This was our first winter and it looks like we lost one hive (#1). Hive #2 made it thru and has been active during the past week where we have had exceptionally warm weather for Indiana in March. We started #1 last spring with a 3 lb package and followed up with hive #2 from a nuc a couple of months later. Hive #1 came on very strong and we harvested 2 supers last October. #2 never got going until the end of the summer, so we never placed any supers on it. Both hives have 2 deeps. Anyway, yesterday, I opened the hives and #1 was mostly empty with a few clusters of dead bees, and a few robbers from #2. #2 was very active. Could my removing the supers from #1 last October taken their winter food? I've got replacements on order for #1, but don't want to repeat this next year. Any suggestions from the experts?