I made the decision to overwinter with two deeps and a super. So far so good. I'm still crossing my fingers. I made a mistake last fall but the bees may have overcome.
I wanted the super to make sure they had enough food for winter. The cluster seems to move a fair amount depending on the cold. Below zero and they drop down. When the temperature rises to above 15 or so I can see them through the upper enterance.
I'm going to make an assumption that when the queen starts laying eggs she will undoubtedly lay them in the super. Don't really want brood in the super if I can help it come harvest time.
Can I just place a queen excluder below the super and allow the brood to emerge. No more eggs laid should then allow for honey storage. Would that be correct?