Different count frames in hive
My plan is to move to 11-frame deep brood boxes and 9-frame medium supers. My equipment is mixed with different ages of frames and I am now retiring the 2008 frames and replacing with 2011 frames.
I have a recently vacated hive so I replaced five 2008 1-3/8" frames with five 1-1/4" frames alternating with the 2009 and 2010 standard 1-3/8" frames in the bottom brood box. The upper brood box still has ten 1-3/8" frames. When I put on supers I plan on using a 9-frame spacer to align the frames. Will the different configurations restrict movement through the hive?
BTW I will scrape, crush and strain the 2008 frames down to the foundation to make them ready for re-use. Sound like a good plan as long as the frames are in good shape?
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