Re: 8 frame or 10 frame hive
SCD hit the nail on the head, for a while we ran both 8 and 10 frame equipment, deeps and mediums. I quickly got tired of 4 different sized boxes everytime I went to the bee yards. We decided to go with one size box and found that in most of the 8 frame boxes the bess utilized all of the space wall to wall, while in most of the 10 frame boxes either frame 1 or 10 and often both were just not utilized to their full potential.. and the 8 frame boxes are lighter. We got rid of the 10 frame and stuck with 8 frame.
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