Center walls cell size 5.1mm
Center panels with the cell dimension of 5.1mm is the preferred cell size of professional beekeepers holding buckfast bees. But also the Carnica bee gets along well with this cell size. Does it rather the original cell size as the larger of 5.4 / 5.3mm. If you want to go the way to the small cell size of 4.9mm, the use of this middle cell dimension on the middle wall is the first step to the conversion. The advantages are: more compact nest of brood, better heat regulation and with it a somewhat shorter development phase of the bee. When beekeepers with adapted breeding space in Dadant honeycomb size a broodcomb less in the breeding area, thus shorter times in the Durschsicht and swarm control. In the honeycomb sizes German standard and Zander can be changed to the mode of operation with a breeding area. Central walls with the small cell size also have a positive effect in the Varroa fight.
Beeswax foundation made of epidemic-proof beeswax with a cell size of 5.1 mm are the first step to switching to small bees on small honeycomb cells. This smaller cell size is used by many professional beekeepers.