Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages
If you can get them to draw straight comb, which will be difficult, the bees will draw off the bottom bars and fill the area with comb. Work out a method of attaching foundation strips to the bottom of a few frames and the bees will do the rest. Much of the comb built will be drone size which means a hive full of drones each spring.
NW Alabama, 50 years, 20 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest