Re: New packages hived in 8 frame medium bodies
I would start them in the singe 8 frame. I would add drawn comb if you have it. Adding the drawn comb with significantly speed the build up of the hive. Do you have any honey frames left over? If so, add one or two of them and you dont need to feed.
I start my packages is single 10 frame deeps with 4-6 drawn frames or my preference is to start them on drawn comb in a 5 frame deep. I will add another 5 frame deep on top and let them fill that box before moving them to 10 frame equipment.
Pearl City Apiary Michael and Loucil Bach