I am considering trying Bee Max equipment this summer (just 1 hive) in my harsh, northern climate. Right now, my bees are all in 10 frame wooden equipment (I make almost everything myself - except the frames). I have read and heard some good and some bad about the Bee Max equipment. I was wondering what the strong and weak points of Bee Max were, based on the experiences here. Can the hive bodies be used with standard, 10 frame bottom boards? Do they provide an overwintering advantage worth the extra expense? Does switching to Bee Max solve some problems associated with wood, but introduce a whole new suite of problems? Etc., etc., etc. - experiences of that nature. Thanks in advance.