I'll be starting my first hive with a 3lb. package at the end of the month and am very concerned about investing all of this money for it all to fail from mites. I've been doing some reading on small cell foundation and also foundationless frames for some mite control. How well will a package take to these methods? Or as a beginner should I stick with the old standby frames and just treat the mites with chemicals (which doesn't thrill me very much).
"If you find honey, eat just enough--too much of it, and you will vomit." Proverbs 25:16