So I have decided to start the move to foundationless. Last week or earlier this week I saw a thread saying they thought it was a hoax. Well I got to thinking about it and we all know that bees have lived without frames for many, many years. So they built up foundationless.
Well I have two swarms and split that I put the plastic foundation in coated in wax and foundationless frames. I was surprised and amazed that they actually skipped the plastic and started drawing their own comb on foundationless frames. Not only that, but they are drawing it out faster than the other hives with the plastic foundation. I don't think it's a hoax but a more natural means for the bees. Now this has been my experience but so far it is turning out more positive, I don't have to buy foundation and they are drawing it out faster at the cell sizes they need. After all only they know what they need we just interfere.