No. That has been tried and studied and found not to matter what size the cell is. Cell size doesn’t matter. It’s the drone cells they like before other cells.So I've been listening to a Youtube video on the internet entitled, 'Michael Bush at the Organically Managed Beekeeping Conference 2016'. (Took place in AZ I believe.)
At any rate there's this one line where he says something along the lines of (forgive me if I don't quote it perfectly): 'all the large cell foundation died of varroah...and that it reached a tipping point when he went to large cells (as compared to smaller cells).
I wanted to bring this up.
So does this mean if you concentrate on only small cell foundation will you not have hardly any varroa problems?
And how much of the large cell problems surging from varroa, are actually also because the large cell foundation in frames tends to mean its also got plastic in there, rather than the cell size itself? (I ask this also because many people in healthcare fields claim that plastic has a tendency to have more bacteria growth than other materials used in other fields like cooking and food (not bees).)
Thanks for your thoughts and for anyone helping beekeepers try to be educated, survive, and have a better life also!