Hi - beautiful spring day here in NorCal - high 60's and the bees are getting busy! I have two hives that consist of double deeps plus one honey super and I'm wondering what to do about the super going into spring. Normally around here people winter in just double deeps, but my hives didn't have a lot of stores going into winter so I left on a partially full super. Both clusters appear to be in the top of the upper deep, with about 4 frames of bees in each now. Not a lot in either bottom deep.

My fear is that as the hives start to expand the queen will start laying in the super. I could 1) pull the super, 2) add a QE to keep her out, or 3) do nothing. Any guidance?

I'm also curious about whether to reverse the deeps once things get going. I know there are some other posts about that so will dig around.

Thanks!