I never seem to have enough drawn comb to go around. My question is how do I stretch my comb further? When I discover a dead-out or a hive becomes empty for whatever reason how should I use the drawn comb for the next hive/colony..
Whether it's a 5-frame nuc, 10-frame deep or a 20-frame colony do I use all the frames of drawn comb to start the next colony or just start them on a couple drawn and fill the remainder of the box with foundation?? I currently run 9 hives and I want to get to 16-20 in 2013..
I would like to hear what the commercial guys do as well as the hobbyist running 2-20 hives..