I play the bagpipes(that's why I am now in Canada)
did they run you out of Main?
I will be using the Nordstrom 10 frame hive but haven't decided weather to use 2 deeps or 3 Medium supers for my base. I will be building most of my wood were to save money.
there are a lot of advantages to having all your equipment the same size. if i were starting over, i'd probably go with all mediums. there's been a some written on here about it and i don't remember anyone not liking using mediums.
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