Finally we are coming out of our winter here in the Brunswick Maine coastal area. My bees seem to have survived. I have been regressing and headed toward Michael Bush's program of natural beekeeping. I did suffer one hive loss late last year due to mites and may have to FMGO the other colonies this spring. I will post here what I find for mite count etc.
My current question:
I purchased package bees raised on small cell to install in one new medium hive body this spring as I thought all this regressing is tiresome and I wanted to indulge and present myself with yet another fascinating experiment. Bee keeping is never boring. I am curious if people here suggest starting these new small cell raised bees on foundationless medium Langstoth box with a Popsicle stick as a guide or if opinions say it is best to start these bees out o purchased small cell foundation.
As always all advice appreciated.