Re: Alternate drawn comb with empty frames?
If you are indeed using foundationless frames, do exactly what you planned to begin with. One frame pulled, one empty, etc. This will encourage the bees to draw the frames out without problems. Also don't give them too much room in the beginning. Give them about 8 total frames in the start, then once they draw out those frames, push empty frames into the nest once there is enough bees to take care of them.
Thomas Bartram - 43 - 8 F langs, 22 Italian & 21 Russian