To answer your second question first Charley - 'yes and no'. Some honey super foundation has wires - those are the ones you use for extracting
, some don't have wires - those are the foundations you use for cut comb honey
As for the brood foundation. Did you say it's already wired? Mine come pre-wired in a sort of "W" pattern, but I don't see anything wrong with vertical wiring, I think that's pretty standard.
To answer your first question - yes - if you're going to wire your own, for greater stability, it should be imbedded. I don't have one either or I'd let you borrow it!