Yes, I know, simple answer is eight. I'm using 8 frame mediums for the first time, and I notice 9 frames, with only new foundation, fit quite nicely; using only eight frames leaves a rather large gap. I'm sending these to a local beekeeper who will be making nucs for me. Should I go ahead and put 9 frames in, and reduce the number of frames to 8 after they are drawn out? Or should I just use eight and space them out a bit?