That's what I did--just dumped them in thinking they would set up somewhere near the front or center. Instead as I posted in the TBH forum, they went straight toward the back, ignoring my starter strips. Anyway, after cutting out the perpendicular pieces they'd begun building and putting them onto the bars parallel and then putting those between my starter strips, they appear to have gotten their act together and are nicely building in the starter strips, too.
......just dumped them in. They set up shop in the front of the hive (the entrance end).