I caught one of my hives about to swarm 2 months ago. I simulated a swarm by taking the queen and 5 frames of bees out. 2 weeks ago I went thru the hive and found the queen but their were no eggs, larva, or brood. When I went to my out-yard yesterday the first thing I noticed about this hive was there were hardly any bees on the landing board. I went thru the hive again and this time there's no queen, eggs, larva, or brood and the population of bees is pretty low. I'm gonna have to requeen. This hive consists of 5 medium supers and I'm ready to pull the honey off. Should I pull the honey supers off before I requeen, leave them on, or does it not make any difference?