I started a hive in July and it seems that it has exploded with activity and growth. It is currently two deeps with a top feeder. Lots of capped honey, a ton of new bees, and a very active queen. Now I am worried about crowding and whether the hive has the best chance of making it through the winter. Is there any advantage to putting on a queen excluder and a super now to allow them more room for storage? If they consume what is in the super over the winter, I would remove the super before starting to feed them in the spring. Wouldn't that give them a headstart when I put the super back on next year with all the comb drawn already?