I need some guidance please!!! I will be getting my bees at the end of the month and I still haven't gotten any equipment and I'm starting to get nervous! As usual I have been procrastinating and I have so much to learn and just need someone to help walk me through this! I'm thinking that I want to start out foundationless and go with pre-painted medium sized boxes with everything pre-assembled. It's too much for me to even think about assembling things at this point so I want to avoid any part of that as much as possible until I can start getting used to everything. Please bear with me....... If I used Kelley's foundationless frames, would they work well with Dadant hive boxes? I went onto Kelley's website a few days ago and found it so incredibly confusing. After that I was paralyzed on ordering anything. Does Dadant sell foundationless frames? At this point I don't want to be having to add popsicle sticks or anything like that, I just want everything ready to go. Here is the thing that I am also unsure about. I have read that if you start out foundationless that you need to have some foundation mixed in so the bees don't get too out of bounds when they are drawing out the comb. So just tell me how I should do it. Let's just say I put out a hive box with frames in it. What should the configuration be? How many frames should have foundation and where in the hive should I put them? I don't want to use plastic. I also don't want to get into crosswiring because that is too overwhelming right now. Basically I would love it if someone could just set me up - tell me exactly what to get and from where! Cost is not an issue either. Even the Dadant website is confusing to me. Figuring all this out is like being in a foreign land where everyone speaks a different language! I'm actually feeling kind of stupid right now! And not to try and open a whole new can of worms or anything, but I'm still not 100% sure that I want my brood chambers to be a medium size. What are the pros and cons?