In my climate a hive can winter quite well in a single brood chamber, and needs little winter stores as the eucalyptus flow starts around Halloween. Leaving two deeps of stores on would just be exposing a 120 lb crop to moisture and fermentation. I doubt bees in early spring would want to pass through it to get up to empty supers, they would have been clogging the brood chamber with honey and swarm. So how do I adapt the Ives method for my area? Upper entrances above the two deeps filled with 120lbs of honey?