I have made the decision to go to all medium boxes, hive bodies and honey supers. Mainly due to the weight of hive bodies in the fall when I am putting my meds in, some of my boxes this year were backbreaking, good for the bees, bad for the beekeeper. Also it would standardize my frame and foundation needs, buy and build one size, seems to me that would make thing just that much simpler. I realize that I will need three mediums to equate to a full size hive, but I don't have a problem with that.

Now, my question is; does anyone already do this, and how do you like it?? Also, can anyone think of reasons why this might not be a good idea??

Any advice or suggestions would be graetly appreciated. Thank you.


Maine-ly Bees
David Wallace and Family
Bowdoinham, ME