>Do you also modify your frames in your 8 frame medium brood boxes?
I modify the frames, yes. I put 9 in an eight frame box for brood.
>Also, did I see mention in one of your old posts about cedar being an appropriate wood for woodware?
Cedar is expensive, and I wouldn't buy it to make wooden ware, but it works fine.
>I'm not a believer in trying to stuff more frames in a hive than what it was designed for nor am I a believer in using less. I've tried a lot of little inovations over the years and have come to one conclusion: Uniformity solves a lot of little problems.
It's the bees that believe in 1 1/4" spacing on brood combs. I just go with them. According to Bob Russel the tighter spacing has been shown to prevent nosema.