A book I am reading on "ordinary" beekeeping stresses the importance of a level hive. Have any of you whose bees seem to be producing poor comb checked with a spirit level to see if you have given the bees the best situation.
And a strange question - does the compass orientation make any difference. I know that I sleep better if my head is towards the north (hey guys an English eccentric has joined the board!!!.) Would the bees draw better comb if the hives were oriented north/south. Do feral bees show any preference?