I am brand new to beekeeping. A neighbor who keeps bees found a swarm (he thinks it is feral) and offered them to me just over a week ago. I ordered my hives from beethinking and they arrived yesterday. I have 2 mediums and 2 deeps with foundationless frames. Currently, the bees are living in a single medium box with 10 foundation frames courtesy of my neighbor. I can’t really figure out how to transition the bees from his equipment to mine. He’s letting me keep the frames so I assume I can just move those to one of my mediums. Past that I am confused. Can I put an empty deep with foundationless frames on top of a filled medium with foundation frames and just assume it will all work out? Or should I use my other medium instead so that I can transfer some filled frames to lure them up? Do I need to order regular foundation frames? Am I going to have issues with cell size regression?
Any help is appreciated!
Ethan from Ohio