Re: Looking for advice on a plan of attack (regression).
They won't be, if you put a super of all empty frames on top, because to start building those combs from the top, they have to break cluster, not something they normally do.
Originally Posted by honeydrunk
To help them into the box of empties, when it's time. Put 3 fully drawn combs into the middle of that box. Once the bees have moved onto those frames you can start spreading them by putting an empty frame between them. Long as the bees are not spread to thin, and there is a nectar flow, they will start building comb in those empty frames.
Putting a box of empty frames on top of a hive, then wondering why the bees do not move in and draw the combs, is a common trap for new players. The problem is easily handled though, once understood.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).