I'm a new beekeeper who isn't set in my way's yet. I've been reading about this foundationless frame method and think I'd like to give it a try. First in my honey supers. Than, if that goes well, I'll try it in my next hive. I'd like to know if I have the basics correct. So, I'll give a rundown of what I've picked up so far. If I'm missing some obvious element, someone please enlighten me. I would hate to have a catastrophic episode because I left out something very important through ignorance. :-D
Here's what I know so far:
1. A starter, or guide, on the top bar of the frame is very helpful. I plan on using Popsicle sticks.
2. Put in at least one frame with foundation, or comb, to give the bees a ladder and a guide to follow.
3. The hive must be level. Not sure about this one but have seen it come up in a few posts.
That's what I know so far about foundationless.