Conventional understanding says that when given 1:1 sugar syrup, honeybees will build comb -- at least in spring. (And maybe summer?).
So, my question is, what is the driver of that comb building. Is it that the bees are energized by the sugar, and are thus more capable of building comb faster, or is it that they have this enormous bounty of sugar, and they need someplace to store it?
While the answer may be, "both," my observations over recent months lead me to believe that the comb building is inspired primarily by the need for a place to store the sugar syrup.
What do you folks think?