Hi All! I am new to the forum and new to bees. I have decided to start with bees using 8-frame medium supers. I understand that in the 10-frame world, it's pretty much traditional to begin with one deep and add a second (as growth indicates) to form the basic hive body, with supers being added for honey.
My questions are: Starting out using the 8-frame (7 actually, with spacers) mediums, should I hive my nuc with two mediums and add a third as growth indicates, or start out with one and add a second? And how many supers is a good permanent size for the hive body? Thanks in advance!