I think so - very similar to my temps. And configuration same as mine except I have shallows instead of mediums. I am not saying manipulate the brood in anyway or bust it up. I winter with a deep and a shallow or maybe two and I just don't find my bees move to the top box as others say. Maybe it is because they prefer to saty in the bottom deep vs a shallow?
I am not saying take the feed off now but later if they wish. And checkerbaording, which does not involve the broodnest, is done 8wks before white wax which for me is first week in April. Minus 8wks and you are in early Febuary definitely some freezeing weather left. The bees will still have access to the feed if they need it as they will break cluster during the day hours and they will also have room to expand in the empty drawn frames. As I understand in our temps bees do not freeze but starve. Leaving the frames/ or super if chosen will allow the feed. The checkered frames or the empty super whichever chosen will give room for expansion. I see a problem with swarming far before issues with freezing or temps. For me it is a win-win, but the concept aint for all
Especially for those that do not believe, in checkerbaording that is.
Edited: Or put the empty super on top if you think the temps are a concern and better watch them close, at least for me in my area, as it is time for swarm preps to begin soon and they will be in the trees in a