Just checked on one of my hives on foundationless frames. I just threw a box of empty foundationless frames on top on Saturday. Checked them today and the bees are buidling combs from the bottom bar up. And not very straight, I might add. I've never had them do this with foundationless frames or with starter strips before. Has anyone seen this before?
I pulled the frames and put two frames of brood in the box to bait the bees up to hang on the top bars and replaced them with new foundationless frames. I'll scrape down the messed up ones later and put them back in. Luckily there wasn't any brood in it and not much honey.