From everything I've been reading, I understand that mediums full of honey weigh about 3 1/2 to 4 lbs. Deeps weigh 7. Up here by Lake Superior they say we should go into winter with about 80 - 100 lbs of honey per hive. We have about 6 - 7 months of winter up here....With that said, why do Beeks put scales under the hives and then add up all the weight of the different hive components etc. when we can figure out weight by counting frames of honey?