Starved out. Done my best so the hives was full into December. Big story in the paper here back how a feller lost a whole bunch this winter. Talked to some other folks who run double deeps and they all had big losses too. Got me thinking about why if that's what everybody advices. Read Walt's ideas on here, and sound like they make sense. Bees build long combs and we make them jump gaps.The key is to discover why you lost the two hives. Starvation? Mites? What exactly? That kind of diagnosis will be very helpful to you.