Hi , I have two hives that we started late this year . Hive one is weak , one large brood chamber with about 6 frames drawn . They had problems , but are recovering . Hive two , started with a nuc , is booming . A large and a medium completely filled out with brood and capped honey . We have added a second medium about a week ago . 1. I assume that in Ga. , a large and a medium is sufficient since winters are mild ? 2. If 1. is true , then my plan is to take the extra medium from hive two , and add it to hive one . At some point , it is my understanding that hives stop breeding and begin backfilling the brood chambers with honey for winter .Does adding supers in the fall interfere with this process ? I assume we have a goldenrod bloom coming . Although i have not really noticed how much goldenrod we have around here . I guess my final question is about the timing of moving the super from hive two over to hive one . Also , should I keep adding supers to the strong hive , and possibly get a little honey , or leave the large and medium only and let them backfill ? I may be over complicating this , I tend to do that when I am new at something . Any advice is appreciated . Also , between posting questions and reading others , this forum has been very helpful to me , so I want to thank all who take the time to help .