>I have become intersted in Beeeworks DE Hive. It seems to prevent some problems by its design. Is this true?
A DE hive is, on it's own merits, a very nice hive design. The downside is that it's not a standard size. You can't buy many of the things you can buy for a regular hive. You can't buy a triangular bee escape, a bound queen excluder, a hive top feeder, an imirie shim, a screened botom board, a slatted rack, a double screen board, a front door, a moving screen etc. etc. etc.
I had four of them and they are quite nice, but, IMO it's not worth fighting the standard.
That said, I run all eight frame mediums. But Brushy Mt sells practically anything I'd want for an eight frame hive.
> Recommend any other suppliers?
There are many. I buy a lot from Brushy Mt because they have all the eight frame stuff. I also buy from Dadant, Mann Lake, Betterbee, www.beeworks.com
, and Western Bee Supply, depending on what I need and what they stock.