After working with my new hive, which was purchased as two medium boxes with foundation-less frames, I'm now expanding and have the option for different frames in the new boxes. I like the foundation-less frames for when I get ready to extract because I like cut comb and wouldn't mind crushing and straining, especially for the small amount that I will be processing.
If I plan to keep my operation small in the coming years, less than 10 colonies, would it be easier to just stay foundation-less and crush and cut, or would it be much easier to buy frames that I can uncap and put in an extractor? Seems like either way it's still a good bit of work. Plus I'd really like to get my wife and kids into using the wax for projects and seems that cut comb would provide a lot more vs extracting from caps and letting the bees clean up the foundation-ed frames.
Thanks in advance.