>Well I guess you could ask the question, "What purpose does it serve to use any foundation"?
I ask that question a lot.
> You tell me.
None. And a lot of down sides.
> They make a lot of foundation material for beeks to purchase so there must be some advantage to it.
There is to the people selling it...
For years the two arguments were that they would raise less drones (debunked by Dr. Collison) and that they burn up 16 pounds (sometimes down to 8 pounds) of honey to make a pound of wax. Which is basically irrelevant as they build the comb more slowly and time is the issue. Drawn comb makes more honey, not because of the COST of wax but the TIME to make the comb.http://bushfarms.com/beesharvest.htm#expenseofwax
>I am suggesting mixing the sizes because that apparently is what the bees do when left on there own.
So why not leave them to their own choices on building comb?
>Humans are all different sizes. a colony is like a city. Some people dig ditches, clean sewers, move furniture, answer the phone or just type. Physical size may have something to do with occupations.
My point is that you can get this result with no effort at all. Making foundation with a variety of sizes would be a very expensive and labor intensive undertaking and it would still be unnatural. Especially when you consider the bees will do this for you and make them in the exact proportions they are in need of at that moment in time.