First year bee keeper. I installed two packages mid may and they are building numbers nicely. I have had the second deep on for three weeks now. I am located in Northern Idaho. One hive has 8 frames in the bottom deep drawn out and 6 frames in the top drawn out. The other hive has the same bee numbers but is much further behind drawing out comb because they keep drawing out weird comb either high on one side nothing on the other or comb that does not touch foundation and they can crawl all around it. I keep having to scrap it off and have them try again to get it right.
I have resorted to placing foundation between two properly drawn out frames of brood and honey and in hopes of them drawing it out correctly is there any other reason this hive is doing this or is there anything else I can do to encourage drawing out proper comb? Thanks btw I am still feeding sugar syrup.