We now have a new colony! Today we hived a package of bees. I cleaned up my mediums, bought a new bottom board and a new top feeder (I do not like entrance feeders, attracts other bees and is a pain to keep clean).
I've decided to switch to using only mediums. This minimizes the hardware needed. 3 mediums = 2 deeps. They are also lighter to carry when full of honey. Pics to follow soon.
I ordered the package from Stedmans Bee Supplies
3 weeks ago