Man, how come the girls don't do what I want???? So I read the article on Housel Positioning and think "OK, I can try to follow this." So on my newly installed package with 11 frames. I marked the middle frame "center" and the other frames all with arrows pointing in to the center frame so I would never reverse the sides by accident. Toot sweet. I'm so clever.
Did my first inspection today. So what do the girls do? They DO NOT start drawing out the center frame as I had anticipated (perhaps I shoulda installed neon direction signs) but they seem to be all clustered to one side of the hive box and drawing out the coomb on that one side. Jeez, now I'm gonna havta inspect the frames manually and figure out their Housel Positioning. The center of the hive is no longer the center of the hive box. Any thoughts on the matter?
Oh, also lucked out on the inspection. I forgot that I can't tip the frame now that I've gone foundationless and with no wires. The whole coomb swung out to the side but do not break off the top bar. I tipped it back upright carefully and put it back in the hive. Whew.