Please note: proper ventilation of a hive. From the bottom up in this order. Hive stand, Screened bottom board w/blocked entrance, slatted rack (thermo spacer, etc.), hive bodies, 2nd slatted rack (bee expansion area), upper entrance (a solid bottom board turned upside down works).
There is room for bees to expand due to temperature and brood build up prior to putting on supers and the air flow is controlled. The chimney runs from the top entrance to the ground, the natural cracks between the bottom board and the hive stand allows the air to enter and flow upward. The entrance at the highest point of the hive allows the moisture to vent instead of condense on the underside of the top. It's simple and it works due to limited but natural air flow.
As long as your hives don't get blown over or ravaged by a bear they will survive given sufficient stores.