>Well, I have changed my mind. I ordered 2 packages, and hopefully I will get them, but I think I will prepare their brood box with the 4.9 wax foundation from Dadant, since I will have to feed anyway??? Just plop the in their and hope for the best?
Foundation will work fine too. Or starter strips. The foundation will have to be installed properly. The wired usually has extra wire sticking out that goes around the cleat (wedge) and sometimes it's a bit long for a grooved bottom board. I haven't had any of Dadant's so I don't know, but these have been a problem in the past with wired foundation. If you buy deep unwired you can wire it with two horizontals and leave the gap at the bottom. Or you can cut it into starter strips and wax it into the groove at the top.
>After the brood gets established, and it is time to add the honey supers, is this where starter strip comes in? Or, should I just keep adding full 4.9 wired wax foundation?
Only use wired if you intend to extract it. Otherwise I'd use starter strips or thin surplus. 7/11 has the advantage that the queen won't like laying in it.
>Sometimes I feel like Im at work with all the letters used for words here
If you find one you don't recognize, just look it up:http://www.bushfarms.com/beesglossary.htm