Eight frame bee hive equipment is lighter than 10 frame equipment by approximately 20 percent. When full of honey, a full 8 frame medium super will weigh 40 to 48 pounds while a full 10 frame medium will weigh 50 to 60 pounds. Some feel that overwintering is better in taller 8 frame bee hives than 10 frame boxes because the cluster can move up more readily through honey stores in a smaller 8 frame hives.
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