>Has anyone had any experience with 8 frame hives?
That and long hives are all I'm using now. I cut down all my deeps to mediums and all my ten frame boxes to eight.
> We have 2 this year and I'm curious as to whether they will merit more than usual attention.
> Started with a single medium in each and after 8 days (2 days ago) every frame had extensive drawn comb, some capped honey, pollen, etc. Still feeding syrup (no apparent detriment from the spill disaster) and my feeling is that being attentive to overcrowding will become an issue.
You get to add boxes in smaller, more logical increments. If you want to do it in the same increments as the peopel with ten frame deeps, you just have to put two eight frame mediums on at a time. It's the exact same space.
My web site has many pictures and much info about all mediums, and eight frame boxes and cutting down to get there.www.bushfarms.com