I have not worded my question real well, I guess. Not saying there is a downside to my prolific queen. I was worried about the effect of tearing the hive apart with chilly night temps. I also wondered about splitting to "prevent" swarming, since she is filling everything in sight. Is it too cold to split? (60-70 degree days with 30-40 degree nights)
The excluder was an attempt to be able to harvest that honey, provided splitting is not neccessary. Not sure if that was a good idea, so I am open to opinion.
No downside, I just want to handle this hive correctly. I could ask my "mentor", but he is in his 80's, has a sick wife, and has been extremely helpful at other times. Trying to limit my drain on his time.