I'm beginning to wrap my mind around the Eight Frame Hive. This last year my bees had the best chance to fill their Ten Frame Hive and could not. Lots of bees, but still the outside frames were hardly touched.
I have not yet taken a look in my hive that has over-wintered out on our country road. The night-time temps are in the teens still and the days have just begun a gradual warm up into the low 30's. It is March 9th.