Talking about queen cells, here are a couple frames I made this year. Knowing how bees will sometimes prefer to make queen cells on the edges of natural comb, I thought I'd try this configuration with my grafts. I never got the chance to try it however..too late in the season. But heres the frame:
Here is another frame I did use, but it was after the flow-so no foundation was drawn out.
I had problems with well fed finisher hives making burr comb over capped queen cells. In order to avoid this, I was messing around with frame arrangements of the cell placement.
I concluded though, my queenless starter and finisher hive did a perfect job of both starting and finishing queen cells with no messy comb issues.
Ripe queen cells with no messy comb! I like it!