From a new backwards beekeeper in New York State:
My new bees have been doing fine building comb in the first brood chamber but when I added a second box they started building comb from the bottom of the frame up. Of course when it gets hot the really backwards comb melts and droops over. The super is on top of the original chamber. I have the same strips and bees wax in the frames.
Has anyone else experienced this? Do you guys fill the grooves in the bottom of the frames ever? It seems like they find this attractive.
In an attempt to encourage building frames from the top down I switched the second box to underneath the first but haven't seen much sign of comb building yet.