We have 2 hives with a large honey super and a western super on each. We are debating should we take all the honey and feed during the winter or leave the westerns for the bees. If we leave the westerns we won't have to open the hive to feed so many times during the cold weather. Since we use the mite strips in the winter would that western super be contaminated for future use as food honey? We don't need the extra honey this year but in the future we might so I don't want to contaminate the westerns just because we decide to leave them in this one year. On the other hand the honey has got to be better for the bees than the fructose mixture, I would think. What do you do?