In case it will make a notable difference in any responses to my (loaded) question "How much honey is enough?" ...I do think my hive is well-situated for winter: the long part of the hive (with entrances) face due south and it's protected by a fence to the north and west (where our cold winter winds originate). The hive receives full sun 75% of the day, dawn until late afternoon.
Any other recommendations for "winterizing" my hives? So many questions, I know. Any and all help is appreciated.