Re: And another question...
Last year started with a 2.2 lb package of bees and no comb and harvested 50 lb of honey and they swarmed Aug 1. Learned a lot about queen excluders and inspections and space management with that experience! Honey production came to a halt with the swarming and I suspect I easily could have got another 50 lbs if they hadn't swarmed. Was able to capture the swarm, but it succombed to starvation due to supplemental food placement errors. However, another learning!
Keep feeding them 1:1 sugar syrup until you add your first honey super - think it was early July when I stopped. They will raise brood and draw comb rapidly.
Went into winter with two deeps and top deep was partial to full frames, so did some supplemental feeding starting about March.
Didn't feed any sugar syrup this spring as the hive was boiling with bees when I unwrapped. Harvested some 200 lbs of honey and three NUCs from this hive. Kept pulling capped frames, checkerboarding and pulling some brood frames, so they had space and open cells in brood nest, to prevent swarming.
So it can be done, and it only costs some sugar.
If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!