Maybe an administrator will shift it to be a separate thread.
I started with dadant size deep broodbox because I wanted to keep all brood frames in one box. Not on two boxes with a gap between.
Many beekeeper hobbyists do the same now because in our climate the colonies, if you split every year or multiply every two years, it´s just the right size the bees will occupy. Most colonies have 8-10 frames of brood in summer, which means going back to 6 frames in fall and 3-5 frames clustering in winter.
My thoughts are now to put a super or two on top in the summer to engage them to fill with stores for overwintering.
I don't believe my queen splits are able to do 2 supers but one they will be able to do.
I´m aware of MB recommending:
Using all the same size frames greatly simplifies beekeeping management as any honey can be used for winter feed and any brood found in the supers can be moved back down since the frames are all interchangeable.
My experience was that the queenless very strong hives ( density) are able to fill a dadant deep with honey in my spring flow.
So, following MB, I want to use two deeps with the queenless until the honey frames are capped, store some for donation and harvest some.
Then reduce the queenless, which hopefully have mated queens now, to one deep with super on top to fill again.
Why so complicated?
I don´t want them to have empty space in a deep dadant top box. So far I had only two colonies which overwintered with a deep full of honey, the others had 2-3 honey combs and empty combs. I don't´want so much empty space in winter.
The problem with square dadant is that they go up when 6-8 frames are with brood and leave the side storage frames in the bottom box empty.