I know it's dependent on honey flow and the bees themselves, etc. but I was wondering if there is a general number of supers to figure on per hive to have enough. I'm not asking necessarily for the amount of honey to expect per se, more the question/statement, one should have X number of deeps/mediums/shallows per hive so that one doesn't get to the end of the season and run out of supers to put on the hives.
Currently I have 4 hives and I have 10 medium supers built and ready to go. I originally figured on 2 per hive with a couple extra; one to harvest and one to leave for the bees, but with the rate one of the hives is going, if the others catch up, I might run out of supers (a good thing I know).
So I didn't know if there was a general rule of thumb to figure on when considering buying equipment.