I have just built a new top bar hive and was wondering if I can use unwired small cell foundation to be used as starter strips? If so, how wide and long should the strips be in order for the bees to use them? I thought that if I use small cell foundation for the starter strips that the bees would draw out small cell comb.I would appreciate any and all suggestions on the small cell foundation starter strips. I built this top bar hive to be auctioned off at the Louisiana Beekeepers Association convention this year in Bossier City, LA. I hope it goes over big as an auction item. Last year I built a
Cajun style bee hive for the auction and it was a great hit.