Re: About to purchase first hive, few questions
Outside of the weight issue is extraction. My Maxant 3200 holds 6 medium frames radially, but only three deep frames tangentially. So, it would take a lot longer, about 4x, to spin out the same number of deeps over mediums in my setup. Not an issue when you only have two hives, but can be a pain when you get up over 20 or so. For the record, my initial plan was to only have 6 hives.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.