I'm not very familiar with U.S. terminology on beekeeping so please give me a hand on this.
I'll try to be short.
1. I've bought 2 hives in June - 1 deep box each one
2. I started the process of migrating to Langstroth hive (shorten some of the combs that had no brood in the lower part - the rest will be shorten after all brood had emerged)
3. Now both hives occupy 10 frames in the upper body and have a lower body with frames on foundation only (I don't have other).
How should I overwinter these hives?
I incline to the solution of spliting the frames vertically having the food stores in the second hive body and isolating from the remaining vertical space.(3 frames with empty cells + 2 frames of honey in the lower, 5 frames of honey in the upper)
How is this situation handled in standard Langstroth hives? I mean when you have only one hive body populated enough and don't have built combs for the rest.