I'm a beginner at this and am just figuring it out as I go! I have two healthy hives and did not harvest honey this year. I do plan on it for next year though. My question is should I leave the honey supers on for the winter? One hive is just one deep and the other is two deep. I'm planning on wrapping both hives with tar paper as well.
If you have more than 2 deep boxes on, remove the excess. There isn't anyplace, that I know of, in the lower 48 that really needs more than the equivalent of 2 deep boxes full of stores to over winter. More than 2 boxes will create to much space for the bees to effectively heat and that will lead to heavy stores consumption which can result in hive loss due to starvation later in the winter. If you have supers, especially supers the same size as your brood boxes, pull them, freeze the frames of honey and refeed back in January or February. Be sure to thaw the frames completely before putting them in the hive.