I have found that if you put a foundationless frame into a hive or nuc that has had all brood comb or HSC, they will most assuredly draw a complete frame of drone sized cells, regardless of where you put it. Once you re-arrange and put the drone combs on the outside, then most the time they will draw worker cells or a combination of worker and drone cells. When a swarm is started on all foundationless frames, they will in fact draw quite a range of different sized cells, some small cell brood, some medium cell brood and some drone cells. I have started swarms on an arrangement where I had one empty foundationless in the center, with an HSC frame on each side then a foundationless frame on each side of the HSC's then one more HSC on each side then fill out the rest of the positions with foundationless. So far, they have always built 100% small cell brood comb on the center foundationless frame between the HSC frames and a combination of cell sizes (mostly brood size though) on the foundationless frames on each side of the HSC frames. Once they get to the outer edges on the other side of the second set of HSC frames then you start to see a lot more drone sized cells, many times a frame or two that are all drone comb. There are several advantages I have found to this arrangement:
1. They build up quicker since 40% of the frames are already fully drawn (HSC).
2. They quickly and readily accept the HSC plastic frames.
3. The expense of the HSC frames is greatly diluted since you only use 4 per deep or 2 per nuc.
I use this arrangement where possible when I add a second deep to a growing colony as well. I don't always use the HSC, if I have any fully drawn deep frames of brood comb I will use them in place of the HSC. Only when I run out of fully drawn wax brood comb, do I use the HSC frames.
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