This spring I am starting four hives with small cell bees purchased in five frame nucs. Is it possible to go natural cell in the brood boxes right away? If I place 5 emty frames with a starter strips mixed in with the five frames from my nucs, will I end up with a mess?
Secondly what about honey supers? When I read all the threads about natural cell in this forum, many say they must be placed between frames with fully drawn comb. Since I am starting new hives this year, I have no drawn comb. Does this mean I should use some foundation and feed some empty frames after they get some comb drawn on foundation?
Thanks in advance for any guidance here.
PS I am using 10 frame Langstroth hives.