This is an old unattended hive I inherited from my father. It was 1deep 2shallows. The bottom box was the deep. It was as far as I can tell foundationless to begin, because the whole box was crosscombed(built perpendicular to the frames) from one to the next. It was completely empty of bees, so I took it off and put the new medium in its spot under the 2 shallows. They were(and still are) full of brood, pollen, and bees.
I was really hoping the bees would move down on their own but it just isn't happening...
It is getting pretty warm here. Should I put it on top instead?
As for the old comb from the deep, I melted it all down because it was looking REALLY old. Wound up with lots of slumgum and maybe 2lbs wax.