I have found in my limited experience that about 90% of my new comb does follow the Housel Position. There are exceptions, and of the 10% many are realignment issues. In other words they start one way and shift to another. There is a definate boundry where they change from one alignment to another. I don't know why they do it, but there it is.
I did note that there is definately less cross braceing in the field, the combs were more consistant in depth, and generaly neater. They also seem to be more apt to use the plastic foundation I foolishly bought eons ago.
What I am curious about is whether the entry's orientation matters. All of my entries are perpendicular to the frames. I wonder if the entry was on the side and the frames parallel to the frames, if that would change the positioning...
Thanks and Regards,
September 8th 2007 is National Beekeeping Day
American Agriculture, its as close as the nearest Honeybee!