Re: 8-frame versus 10-frame hives
8 frame all the way. I feel it's better on the bees, just my opinion, and much easier on my nearly 60 back. I had 2 10 frames to start with but soon changed. Glad I did. I also run all mediums. No special reason other than ease of manipulation. Everything is one size so that's all I need to stock, boxes, frames, bb, lids, ect. Also I keep SC bees myself for 6 years. They are great, at least mine have been. I hope to be totally foundationless by the end of this season. Doing all I can to be chemical-free.
All things may be lawful; but not all things are advantagous.