Re: Replace Frames in Same Order Question
You know - replacing the frame/combs in the same order - this is only a general, common sense recommendation.
Best effort type project.
People above are technically correct - but, no need to loose your sleep over it.
Else - you will never be able to do even a most simple split/combine project and agonize forever over every little frame move.
You WILL eventually mix frames - pretty much have to, if to get anything done.
Don't be scared bugs out of you for doing a little step to the right or left and start breaking the "so-called rules" a little.
Do your best to NOT squish the bees or the queen regardless of what you do.
That's the main objective of keeping the frames in same order - think of that first, not keeping the pretty frame faces.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.