Re: Starter Strip Question
You are posting in the Top Bar forum, so I have to assume that you are using bars, not frames. Lang hive beekeepers with frames have minimal issues with heat and weak comb. Since top bars obviously have no side or bottom bars, TBH beekeepers must be more careful how they handle comb. If you want to examine the bottom of the comb, learn to lower one end of the bar and raise the other end. If you simply rotate the bar on the bar's axis, you may have comb break off the bar. If you flip bars end for end, there is much less likelihood of broken comb.
My TBH bars use 45 degree angled wood pieces as starter strips, a la Michael Bush:
USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft