I'm not asking this ? for the benefit for me.
More or less making a statement.
I find it hard to see how a colony, "in my neck of the woods" can make it with just one deep, or two medium brood boxes. When you first start a colony, yes, I start with one.
When they have 7 to 10 frames filled with, bees, brood, honey/pollen, then I add the 2nd on deep's and 3rd on medium.
When I catch a swarm, I hive them according to the size and go from there.
If, in the fall the colony is still large, I winter with two deeps, or 3 mediums,
tring to have the queen and brood on bottum with stores on top.
Sometime between March 1 and april 15, I will reverse brood boxes.
Once or twice as needed.
I would also encourge all new beekeepers, if you have not already, get at least one good book for beginners. If possible get a mentor also.
Hope someone gets a little help from this post.
Wish you all good keeping and God Bless.