Instead of pulling the honey in my two hives, I decided to let the bees take the honey down and store it for winter. As we have been in such a terrible drought, I was surprised they brought in as much nectar as they did. Of the two hives, one practically filled a 10 frame super, the other hive filled a 10 frame super about 3/4s full. Both hives are taking the honey down, but the queen in the hive with the partially filled super made plans of her own. She's filled it with eggs. I noticed the workers bringing in pollen like crazy. They are packing the pollen in the super. I'm concerned that she appears to have kicked into egg laying mode at a time when she should be tapering off. I think the colony runs the risk of starvation in the early spring. For lack of a better plan, I think I should watch for those larvae to emerge and then pull the super. Does anyone have any better ideas? Will those frames in the super be more susceptible to SHB larvae because of the pollen packed in there? Thanks in advance for any help you give me.