an empty med weighs 15# and 9 full frames will hold 30# of honey. we take hives 2 med high to sc and look for a min of 80# gross. for winter up here I would guess 100# gross min. 10# extra is good and !# short they starve.
So somewhere around 100 pd. to 125 sound good . Last winter my brood chamber was two deeps and there weights were all over the place at 85,110,155 . I'm hoping with all the same size gear this time around with all mediums I can balance out the weight easier before finding out to late that there light . Looks like the goldenrod should really get going here any time now !!!
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