New bee guy here from RI first year getting into it.
I have picked out and received most of my gear with the exception of the frames and foundation. I will be using all medium boxes & 6.1/4 frames.
I have been reading about the use of the 4.9 cell size and mite prevention.
I like the idea as my goal is to be chemical free and raise my bees as natural as possible.
I have seen it suggested to use the 4.9 Mann Lake PF 120 I like that its one piece frame that I do not have to assemble wax foundation.
I was thinking of doing it a couple ways:
Use all PF 120 in all boxes and as they draw comb add in empty wood frames with starter strips?
The second thought was because its a new hive(s) I might use the Permacomb for the brood boxes to get them going quickly and use the PF 120's for the supers as well and mixing in some wood frames w/starter strips. Will this be confusing to the bees?
Thanks, I look forward to your suggestions.