In the past when I have started a new hive with a 3lb package of bees, I put them in one box with foundation. This year I have lots of drawn comb to put in the new hives I am starting.
But with all the frames being drawn, will there be enough bees to patrol the frames and keep out the small hive beetles? Should I just put in 3 or 4 frames of drawn comb and the rest be foundation?
I'm just worried that all frames being drawn out will be too much area for the new hive to protect.