Re: Am I on the right track?
Hope things go good for you there's alot of good help on beesource , I just started this past spring , my biggest mistake was trying to go with deep brood box's and med. honey supers because I had deep nucs coming to start off with . Also I didn't believe how heavy a deep box full of honey and or brood can really be , I shrugged it off , they can honestly be 80 to 90 pds , not sure of your age so be careful .I didn't understand the value of being able to interchange frames of the same size with all of my box's , I bet its one of the most common mistakes for a new beekeeper as far as equipment goes .The medium box for everything is probably the most common in 10 frame but 8 frame is used alot also .Many beeks have had to cut all there equip. down to med size to get everything to a standard size . Like others have told you most nucs come in the deep size and they won't fit a med box and thats what mess's things up , if you can find med. nuc's thats the way to go . Cutting down the used equipment you found is a breeze with a table saw as far as the box's go , but I wouldn't suggest you do it with frames unless you are really familiar with woodworking tools , your bottom boards and tops and inner covers will all fit your med 10 frame box but be careful 8 frame won't , there narrower . Good luck Bruce
Second Year 4 Hives T USDA Zone 5b