Re: Decisions on frames for a newbee
Read the page I linked above, and especially the part about comb guides. If you choose foundationless, that is not quite the same thing as using 4.9 foundation.
Get some bees, using whatever choices of foundation/or not, in a box. Then, as you gain experience, that choice is relatively east to adjust over time. The more difficult choice to change after the fact is box size.
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