Re: Q: All Mediums for Almonds...
The trouble might come in the grading, someone having to handle all of those frames. A dbl deep w/ 8 frames of bees may be easier and less work to decide if it has what it takes. Three mediums might make that harder.
I'm not sure how grading is done really. Do the graders simply look at what they see from the top of the open hive, tilt the hive forward and see what they see from the bottom and give a guestimate of strength? Or do they actually break down the hive and count frames covered w/ bees?
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau, Mark B