Re: Just bought a hive of local survivor bees.. but..
What about a new deep box, just one box, put in the 2 deep frames in the middle then medium frames for the rest. I have deeps that have medium frames, maybe not 8 to 2 but a couple per box at the most. On some they draw comb on the bottom of the frame, nice straight comb that I can cut off if I want and reframe. Then as they build out, move the two deep frames to the outside until they are empty of brood, and eventually move the 8 medium frame to medium box and add 2 empty frames.
Maybe more experienced will know if this is not a good idea, or a better idea.
"Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder" Laurie R. King--
March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF