I planning on starting five hives in the next few weeks from 3lb packages.
I have accumulated several different types of frames and I'm looking for the Pros & Cons of mixing them within a brood box
I have about 30 drawn frames from a local commercial beek, They are in good shape and a few have nectar and some capped honey.
I have both all-plastic and wood drawn frames. I';m planning on putting four in each brood box and saving the rest to place in the next boxes I put on.
Should I keep all plastics in one and all wood in the next?
Is it a good idea to mix them, say 2 of each in a box?
If so, should I keep them in pairs or mix them?
I also have many frames with no drawn comb.
I have Wood with wire wax foundation, both new and cleaned.
I have wood with plastic foundation
I have all plastic frames
Again, is it wise to mix them within a box? Will it do any harm?
Can I place some of each in the same box?
Should I keep the wax frames together of can I mix the plastic foundation frames with the wood/wax? (W, P, W, P, W)
Does it matter or am I just over thinking?