I'll be expanding my apiary in the spring. I have a chance to "start over," as it were, since I'll be buying a lot of new equipment. Eight frame or 10? Wax or plastic (or wood and plastic, or Duragilt, or...). Mediums or deeps? Screened bottom board or solid?
I'm in Upstate NY, so my bees have to get through a long, cold winter with one or two brief breaks, most years.
I'm interested in what people like, what they wish they had, and most of all, the regrets!