This is my first post here and it will be my first winter. I have two hives consisting of: 2FD brood boxes, QE, then a 3/4 super with about 3 full frames each ( due to bad back problems). Both colonies appear to be strong at this point. Question: When I winter down, I want to keep the two FD brood boxes (I think), take away the QE and the super and feed the 3/4 frames of honey back to the bees in winter. Is it okay to put 3/4 frames into the top FD brood box for this purpose? Also, would it be better to compact the two brood boxes down into one? There is no beekeeping club around here (Dannevirke), so it's somewhat hard to get any local information.