When I switched over I put them between brood frames they drew them fast and straight, however I would not do that in a colony with only 6-7 drawn frames unless it was 8 frame equipment and fairly packed with bees.
Nice job! :applause:
So did you cut out that middle piece of wonky comb? If yes, did you re-attach it somehow? Wonky or not, natural comb is a beautiful thing. :applause:Here's a couple of pictures of what happened recently on one of my frames that had no guide- the comb construction crew working on the middle section apparently didn't get the memo on which direction to work.
As long as it's level side to side, you should be fine. The key issue is that the festooning bees act like a plumb line to draw the comb vertically straight, and if the hive is tipped to the side, then the comb is mis-aligned by the time they reach the bottom of the frame. Front/rear level doesn't cause that problem. (My hives are tipped slightly forward for the same reasons you mention)When going foundation-less, does the hive need to be level all the way around? My book told me to tip it slightly forward so any captured rain can drain out, which sound wise.