I started out with 4x Abelo 12 Frame hives. This is my first season. Just thinking about more kit for next year and considered getting some poly langstroths for the increased brood box size (running brood and a half currently) but dismissed this as already pinned the colours to the mast with Abelo. Abelo have just put their prices up and an unpainted 12 frame hive Is now £220. I am sort of locked into this system and supplier as they are incompatible with anything else (if I stay with Nationals). Poly langs by Honey Paw and Paradise honey are around £140. I am planning to expand to 8 hives next year. Any advice whether to jump to poly langstroth now based on cost. Got myself quite confused. Thanks for any help.