I am getting ready to harvest the honey supers from my hive, and I have a question about what to do afterwards. Right now each of my hives has 2 deeps and 3 medium supers. In a couple of weeks I'll extract honey from the supers and put them back on the hives overnight to let the bees clean them out. But after that, should I leave all 3 supers on and let the bees have the run of all that space, or take the empty supers down and add them back on as they are needed? The main nectar flow is coming to an end sometime in August, but there will be another flow in September from the asters and goldenrods (Lord willing). So, they may have use for the space, but if I leave them 3 supers, will they fill only the center frames in each one instead of filling each super to capacity? Also, I don't want my bees overwintering in such a big hive, so I am going to have to reduce the hive eventually, but I am unsure of when and how to do it, and what to do if there are honey stores in the supers I want to take down? Are the bees going to eventually consolidate that honey in the deeps as they backfill their brood chamber? I know I am squeezing a lot of questions into one post, but I just wanted some help forming a picture in my head of what my bees will be doing in late August/early fall and what I should be doing to move them towards the overwintering configuration of the hive. Thanks very much.