Re: Foundationless Gone wrong
Bees from a swarm will often orient their comb in the same cardinal (north, east, etc.) direction as their previous home. I would take the time to fix the comb. It's a big hassle (speaking from experience) but well worth it. Fix it early, and then you can relax. You might consider rotating the hive to line up with the comb and be sure when you make your starter strips that they have some beeswax on them: either strips of foundation an inch or so deep, or brushing melted wax on your wooden guides. All my hives are foundationless--I love it!
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