Re: Single deep hive or 5 over 5 for winter??
Standard equipment + follower boards = pretty much all anyone needs for most any need.
Originally Posted by BigBlackBirds
Just a little oversized is always better than just a little undersized (speaking of 10 frame vs. 8 frame equipment).
Easy to reduce used volume inside the big box.
Impossible to expand a small box beyond the walls (takes a whole new box just to add a frame).
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.