Hi all- I just got some unexpected nucs on standard sized (5.4 mm) foundation. I typically raise my own nucs, and I've been foundationless for a few years, so my drawn comb that I'd add to these new nucs when I move them into 10-frame equipment would be less than 5.4 mm. I'm guessing the foundationless cell size is ~4.9-5.1 mm (I'm taking frames from a 1st year deadout). Will the bees in the new nucs on 5.4 mm foundation be able to utilize the smaller cell size drawn comb right away? I know there can be issues with regression when adding 5.4 mm bees to small cell, undrawn foundation, but was curious if small(ish) size drawn comb would be any different.
I'm assuming I can find this answer by waiting a week after my nuc install and seeing if the queen's laying in the natural comb, but would appreciate any info beforehand.