>In a 10 frame broodbox, 4 frames of small cell should be in the center of the hive, with 5 or 6 frames of 5.1 and possilbly 1 frame of drone cell being in the broodbox?
That will work. Dee Lusby leaves a gap at the bottom of the foundation on each frame for drones. When I use 4.9mm foundation, I cut it in half lengthways because I run mediums and leave a gap at the bottom for drones or whatever. But mostly I just use foundationless. It's good to get the core of the brood nest 4.9mm or smaller.