This is the answer I might have been looking for. I’m thinking a split of 3-5 medium frames wouldn’t be big enough? So I go for 8? Or would 5 work but I’d really have to watch them to keep them from getting crowded. ? I have plenty of equipment either way, but my deeps haven’t built up much. I’m still using both, trying to decide what I like.Eight medium frames = five deep frames.
Michael…………how would you arraign a 16 frame split or does it matter? Honey to the outside and brood/eggs toward the middle in both boxes with 2 or 3 frames of open comb?Personally, I like to have 16 medium frames of bees and brood and honey in a split, which means the colony should be at least four eight frame boxes of bees before I split. A strong split builds up quickly. A weak split often struggles for a while.