I'm new, so if this is a stupid question please forgive me. I've searched the internet over, as well as this forum, and I have a question regarding medium supers that I cannot find an answer for.
I'm wanting to use all medium equipment. I've read posts/articles from folks that have the same types of winters I do here in NE Kansas, and they like a standard size to streamline equipment needs, and they affirm that mediums can work well overwintering bees. I like everything I've read. I'm fairly handy, and I'd like to build some medium boxes to save money. The plans I've found for mediums have the height as 6 5/8 inches. Is this some scientifically studied height, or does it perhaps derive from a former standard wood cut of some sort?
I've got lumber that measures 7 1/4 inches, and I’d love to use it as is, if possible (not rip 5/8 off of it, no table saw). If the 6 5/8 inch number is critical for overwintering or something, I’d love to know why. Thanks for any information you experienced folks could share here.