My bees overwintered fine. They have been flying this past week in mass. It's been wonderfully warm. They went into winter with two deeps, lots of capped honey etc. I mountain fed them in Jan or Dec. Last week I gave them syrup. Today I had the first chance to open up the hive. There is nothing in the bottom other than drawn frames. The top has a wee bit of capped honey and some pollen. I even saw a few eggs, larva etc. Saw two SHB, smashed them and lots of bees, lots and lots of bees. It's not warm enough for them to finding nectar or a lot of pollen. They are bringing in some pollen. I decided to shrink them down to one deep. Keeping the "brood area" and capped honey but removing the completely empty deep. Did I make a mistake? There are a lot of ladies to be crammed into one deep but it is half empty. The frames are drawn out. I cleaned out the screened bottom board it was covered with shredded paper from the Mountain feeding and a few bodies, less than I'd thought I'd see. Have I goofed? Should I put the empty back?