Re: What type of bee hive is best for the home bee keeper
The 8 frame equipment is lighter.
Originally Posted by Beelosopher
In my experience, bees will often leave the outer most frames in 10-frame equipment untouched, and the beekeeper needs to manipulate the hive more to fill all 10 frames of each box. I experimented with two 8-frame hives this year, and the bees seemed to build up faster in the 8 frame hives, preferring to chimney up in an 8-frame box rather than spread out to 10.
There must be a harder way to do that... let me find it for you.