i am having similar success so far with alternating frames of honey and empty comb in one medium over one deep of brood. the bees are currently expanding the brood nest into the medium.
the cluster size will soon be filling both boxes, and i'll be adding a second medium, in which i'll try putting drawn comb in the middle with some foundation to the outside.
no new wax here yet walt, even in the overwintered nucs. and the apple trees are starting to get buds on them.
journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives