I’ve kept bees for over 30 years without resorting to poly .
The plastics problem has figured in my thinking !
Having said that , I’ve invested in a Payne’s 14/12 nuc with feeder .
It will be put to use next spring . Then I will make my appraisal.
Wax moth larvae damage , wasp damage etc have...
I once read a booklet on bee houses .
Here are some of the tips I remember .
A ‘ lantern skylight in the roof as a bee escape .
A caution, that bees from a bee house leave the hive entrances and fly horizontally for about thirty feet .
If you place a barrier about 6 feet in front of the bee...
Why not? If you’re a strong lad and can handle full sized boxes as supers .
They are heavy , the weight difference between poly and cedar isn’t enough to make much difference to the full super weight .