Re: How many medium supers do I need
welcome to the forum 11.
using all the same size equipment has some advantages for sure.
as far as brood, the nest will vary in size depending on what time of year it is.
i'd try to have around 4-5 supers per colony, and be in a position to get more ready if needed.
how big they get in the first year depends on several variables including your location, the weather, and if you feed or not.
journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives