Would I be able to use the pf series frames on nuc colonies that I will be getting in the spring? I am fairly sure these are unregressed bees (from a large commercial place locally, they couldn't tell me what the cell size was) and I'm wondering if it will work. When bees are regressed it is my understanding that people usually use an in-between 5.1 (or so) foundation and then go to the 4.9 size. Or they simply go foundation-less. I know the advantages of small cell is debatable, but I'm just wondering if I can go directly to small cell.
As an aside, would it be OK to use a larger cell foundation in honey supers? I would like to use wood frames (for rigidity) with plastic foundation (durability) and there isn't really any small cell plastic foundation (no frame) available.
Thanks for your input,