I hived three packages on April 30 on wood frames with RiteCell plastic foundation I purchased from Mann Lake. The foundation although beeswax coated does not have an even distribution of the wax coating. The wax covering is most complete around the center of the foundation in the shape of an oval with some sheets having no coating around an inch or inch and one half from the edges.
I checked the bees yesterday and they are drawing the foundation, but the new combs seem to be drawn in an oval shape corresponding to the besswax coating (I see eggs in the cells, yeah!). The areas where no beeswax covering was evident has not been drawn. I'm still feeding HFCS even though the bees are working spring wildflowers and fruit tree blossoms.
Since these are new packages on foundation will they eventually draw the combs claer out to the frame edges or will they leave things the way they are?
Almost wish I would have stuck with good old duragilt.