I've always run double deep bodies and medium supers. Lost 18 of 20 colonies this year. I'm starting with single deeps and packages.

I'd like to get some honey this year and am tempted to just put supers on single deeps. That means less stores for winter but I've had little luck so far keeping them alive. I'm outside Chicago and we've had a miserably long winter. I think the flow is on right now.

If anybody has honey supers on singles, what do you do in the fall? Add another deep? Just accept losses?

Which way to jump?