Re: First Hives - Foundation-less from Scratch
"We like the idea of foundation-less beekeeping"
Don't worry the bees will figure out a way to correct this for you.
"what are the odds that all the comb is crazy after week 1-2"
You can pursue other measures or persist with foundationless. It will not be easy with the first box of frames. Who knows you might get lucky and they build the first frames nice and straight.
I woudl start them in a nuc though. I use 5 frames but Might even go smaller than that to get the first fraems of comb. then add new frames sandwiched between those they already built to keep them making straight comb. It is much easier to get them to build the next one straight if it is next to a straight one.
To start I would check on them every two to three days correcting any comb that is wondering off course as they go. It can be pushed around a bit if it has not gotten to far out of control.
Everything gets darker, as it goes to where there is less light. Darrel Tank (5PM drawing instructor)