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Afternoon all, I’m planning on building a long hive this winter. I only use medium box’s on my hives and like to be able to mix and match as I please, this is why I’d want to use the the medium frames in a long hive. My main reason for the long hive experiment is the idea that I will be able to work the colony without pulling apart the hive .. I don’t like unstacking the hive to do inspections, treatments and swarm management, the bees work hard to maintain their environment and then I come along and pull the roof off ! Anyway, I’ve been looking back through the posts to how / if others have done with the smaller frames in this kind of setup and can’t find much other than a general “bigger is better” in these hives and one post from several years ago that hadn’t had any problems ... anyone out there had any experience with long hive medium frames ?