Here's my situation:Italians, from a package this spring
lower deep: very light, with a little brood, most of the stored pollen, a little honey - lots of empty comb, weighs about 25 lbs.
upper deep: pretty full of brood and growing crowns of honey, a couple full frames of honey, weighs about 60 lbs.
lower supper: 9 frames full of honey, but most uncapped, weighs about 30 lbs
upper super: center frames being filled with nectar
If the hive needs to weigh about 150 lbs. for overwintering per MB's suggestion, do I need to worry about them getting the honey in the supers down into the hive; that is, do I need to move it above the inner cover and scratch off any capping so they will take it down? From what I've read, it seems that they won't go up into the super to get it in the winter... Thanks!