I recently caught a swarm about 3 to 4 #'s of bees. I only had 2 frames of drawn comb to give them, the rest was foundation. I also have a few hives that did not fill out the foundation I gave them in late May and I was feeding them. Will the bees start drawing comb if they need it or is it too late in the year? The swarm was clean of mites, so I am hoping to try to get them through the winter.
I have had the worst time getting the bees to draw out foundation this year. Any ideas.