What is the best way you have found to get the bees building in the correct direction in a foundationless hive?
I cut 1/16 grove down the center of the bar 1/4 inch deep(saw blade width) then cut 1/16 inch strips 1/2 inch wide and glued them in..then melted a thin layer of bees wax down the strip...hope that makes them build right when I install them.(saw the wax thing on the internet, except he used string as a guide). I hope the strips stickin down 1/4 inch keeps them working straight
I'm also thinking about making some bars with wires looping down in case I have some comb to help start them building right...like in the case of a cutout...I thing I'll just cut the bars in half, and use some thicker, stiff wire that'll hold the comb. maybe I should make it and add pics...