Re: Natural Selection Rambling
40 litre volume has more flexibility built-in, so that you can run it as compressed 5-6 frames if desired OR expand to the max if needed.
Originally Posted by AR1
Yet you can pack many more bees onto a small number of frames and still keep them inside - a very good thing.
Yet you have some spill over space so to reduce a chance to ACTUALLY loosing a swarm.
As they explode in spring, the 40 litre volume is not much more to slow you down (in fact, for you and me and our terrible springs - we don't want them to jump out of the box too early).
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.