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In planning for winter, I find myself short one deep box which requires a trip to buy one. After I harvest, I will have many medium supers to store. This got me to wondering why "the powers that be" didn't design hive boxes and frames which would allow combining two boxes ( whether they be called shallows or mediums or something else) to make one deep? I am only familiar with standard Langstroth hives sold in the US. Perhaps other designs allow this? Is there some reason not to do this? J
 

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fiveJ in a pinch you can use 2 mediums for a deep, the extra space under the frames would be ok for the winter, (in the bottom position).

I often put medium frames in a deep box, when trapping out honey supers, for extra cluster space. I remove it in the spring. Often the bottom box is empty in spring any way.
A medium and a Small should also work.

could also make a 3.25 inch rim to put under a medium.

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Good suggestions GG. I didn't think of using 2 mediums as a bottom deep. I have used shims under the bottom deep in the past with no problems so this should work too. Brilliant! J
 

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Think of Basswood sections. A deep is the height of two sections plus hardware, the shallow the height of one section plus hardware.

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Think of Basswood sections. A deep is the height of two sections plus hardware, the shallow the height of one section plus hardware.

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Basswood sections, You are dating your self Roland.

My grand dad sawed basswood sections, and the wood to make strawberry Quart boxes. I helped score the wood to bend at the corners. At that time his saw blade was thicker than the section wood or the berry boxes, > 100% sawdust compared to the end product. Also he made the 2 -6 inch x 3/8 crate separators. the top 8 quarts of berries were supported by. I bundled them into 100 unit bundles and tied with twine.. "was " kids work" to him.
The olden days, some time seems like yesterday..

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