Re: From deeps to mediums
Make a 3 1/2 inch spacer so you can put a medium on top of it when you split. This will fit the 5 deep frames in the center or at lease the two brood frames and the rest can be mediums. Like Michael said, usually in the spring the bottom box will be empty so any burr comb created on the bottom of the medium frames can be cleaned up the following spring.
It is the same thing if you get a nuc supplier that only supplies deep frames. Expand with medium frames on the bottom box and do clean up the next year. NO worries Ha kunta ma tata.
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