Thanks. I had bees last year through the winter & summer and found it not to be difficult at all (not that that could not change). I did not feed until after fall as they were a little light going into winter and now finding it probably was not nessesary. I think I have the advantage to be in a neighborhood where there are many different nectar & pollen sources throughout the year.
I extracted twice last year, once after spring and again at the end of summer. So this year, assuming we don't have a drought, I should have a better year than last as I did not have a orange blossom to put my bees in so early in the season. I hope to extract after orange flow, end of spring and end of summer or possibly just one big extraction at the end of the summer. I have more supers ready this year than last. Then we still have the brazillian pepper flow for fall/winter build up.
I do not have 2 deeps right now. 1 deep and 1 super.