I have been in a relationship(can hardly call it beekeeping) with a hive of bees for 6 years.Location is a sagebrushy field at 4000ft in a valley east of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Calif.I first took on this hive to just keep it alive.Now I am interested in furthering my education and perhaps start to regularly get some honey and expand to 3 hives.These bees live in a double deep brood set up with shallow surplus supers.I am fairly invested in this system for now,although I have been reading and liking the idea of using all medium(illinois)boxes.I have been reading and learning lots of new stuff here and am excited to be able to start asking questions and getting advice and opinions etc.Thank you.