Last Sunday at the clubs bee clinic I met a gal that had a hive for sale, she had bought it wanting to get into beek, but showing dogs took up most of her time. I asked her what type it was and she had no clue, so I asked what she wanted for it and she said $50. Hmm. yes I told her I would take it. She lives 30 miles from here and I asked one of my guys who lives a few miles from her if he would pick it up for me. He didn't have a problem with that ( one of the few times being in management has a bonus perk, it mostly has deep down falls ) So he asked me what he was picking up and if he needed his truck to get it or would it fit in his car.. I told him I was clueless, gave him $60 , $50 for her and $10 for his tank. So he made a big joke about how I spend $200,000 - $300,000 on machines for the shop every year. I had to let him know that the bar tabs from the salesmen taking me out are well over $200 ( salesman= whatever it takes to get that commission check ) So here is where my problem starts...... I drag this " rag " hive home and the boss lady see's it and her thoughts are that it would make a good lawn decoration :duel:and I think with a little tlc and paint it will make a great 8 frame garden hive. So I'm thinking that I will go with all shallows on this one and use three shallows for the brood chambers and or if I have enough time before I get another swarm make two deeps.