Two questions - First, I am with my first hive - all mediums - no foundation - I have 3 mediums on already, the third being 3/4 full of comb. Do I add my 4th medium now? Or wait until it is 3/4 full of brood and honey? Second - how high in terms of mediums should a hive go? Logically I would say 6 - but I don't know.
/Chris in NJ
You'll get different opinions on this one. I would add a box if it were 7 frames FULL of whatever. If they are just building comb and not filling it, I would add another medium just to see what they would do, normally I would not give them too much room. As far as how many mediums high, I would go as far as they need it , keep in mind that 3 mediums are the equivalent of 2 deeps here in South Jersey for overwintering.