regression using HSC
I put 5 packages on HSC. Four out of the Five did well about normal. I locked them in for 3 days with a feeder before letting them fly - by then they had become accustomed to the plastic and settled in. After 8 weeks I added a second deep during a flow using Dadant 4.9mm wax foundation. Those that drew the second deep out did a fairly good job. They do prefer wax, moving right up from the HSC into the wax.
One of the packages was my best performing hive this year.
First year mite counts don't mean anything to me so I haven't bothered to count, next year will be the true test.
"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes"
Henry David Thoreau, Walden