JP, your eyes are ok...that's a 10-frame deep under those 8-frame mediums. When I bought the colony it came in the 10-frame deep. My goal is to end up with all 8-frame mediums...still gotta figure out how to do this.
I'm hoping that come spring the bees will have moved up and out of the lower box. Otherwise I'll find the queen and move her up in an 8-frame box and put an excluder beneath her and let the brood below finish out. Newbee mind is kinda stretched thin on this one. I hope Schawee is still improving!
Hemlock....only "sometimes"? <grin> Glad you liked the picture.