i'm new to this forum as well as i'm a newbie in beekeeping. nevertheless i am interested in different varoa fighting technologyes. anyway, although Slovenia is the home of modern beekeeping in a way, i can't find small cell foundation. i must admit i didn't do everything i can, but i'm pretty sure they are no where to be found in Slovenia. i've seen a couple of internet sites regarding to small cell beekeeping, and got to know it.
has anyone on this forum any experience regarding this issue? would it be efficient if i would place just a small stripe of convencional foundation (5,4mm) and so leave let's say 4/5 of the frame empty, so the bees would build as if they had no foundation (the cell width decreeses from in to out)
they say it's a great and natural way to get rid of varoa problems so i think i am going to give it a try next year, but still i wanna get 100% sure i won't do any damage to my bees.