5.1mm is intermediate-size cell foundation for use in the first step of honeybee regression. Learn more about regression to small cell size (to control varroa) by clicking here. This beeswax foundation should only be used in the upper box of a newly populated modified Warre hive, and only if unregressed bees are to be installed. 7 sheets are already sized to fit the frames in
your modified Warré hive and 28 foundation pins are included. The 8th
frame is to be left foundationless (use the wedge cleat as a comb guide and coat it with wax) and placed in the 2nd or 3rd postion (doesn't matter which side). The foundationless frame in the top box will give you somewhere to place the queen cage when installing package bees (laying on and parallel with the bottom bar), and they will all give the bees room to raise drones.
NOTE: Starting out foundationless with a framed hive can be difficult and risky, especially if you are a new beekeeper. Start your modified Warré hive out with foundation, and then work toward a foundationless hive (if that's what your goal is) after you have at least a few boxes of nicely drawn comb. Watch this video to learn more!
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