Statement: I heard a while back that if bees make their own comb, they will make it smaller. This makes it harder for mites to reproduce, and it is more natural for the bees. Apparently, Ed and Dee Lusby have done lots of research on this and find that 4.9mm cells are ideal for their bees. I was told to look on here for stuff about that, but all I can find is references to it.

Question: I was also told that the further north someone lives, the larger their bees are. I gave my bees some foundationless frames and they made drones so big that they could not fit through the entrance reducer so, I had to flip it over and scoot it out a bit. (This was July/August, the reducer was put in after a split and they were getting robbed.) Where can I find research on size of bees as compared to latitude?