8 frame equipment is a popular option for beekeepers who are concerned about lifting heavy boxes. While not as heavy as 10 frame equipment, 8 frame boxes can weight 40 lbs when full of bees and honey. 8 frame equipment is popular with older and female beekeepers because of its reduced weight. The disadvantage is it takes more boxes to store the same amount of honey as 10 frame equipment, so there will be more pieces to handle.
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