Like others in this group, I am starting to have issues with the heavy lifting involved with stacking hive bodies and am looking try a horizontal hive. ALL my current equipment is medium boxes and frames. My understanding is the long hive works better using deeps. I would have to switch to deeps anyway to accommodate the flow frames in one end of the hive body.
So, exactly how do I take my current hive of bees in their medium frames and get them into a hive with deep frames? Checker board the existing medium brood frames with deeps? I really don’t want any more bees than I currently have. I just need to get what I have into the horizontal deep hive body.
I actually tried searching for information converting from medium to deeps, but came up empty. Most people want to go the other way around
On another note, I thought I could use the slew of medium equipment I have to make 8 frame nukes and try selling them in the spring…
May the good fairy give you all happy bees!