I apologize, I am sure this has been asked but I cannot find any threads on the subject using the search function.
I recall reading/hearing a comment or two about having a dedicated hive for drawing comb. I just suffered a setback (lost three out of four hives to AFB) and the remaining hive is a swarm I caught along with a small amount of comb it had started building in an ancient abondoned hive. I have them building on empty frames right now, but for the future it would be nice to be able to help a colony like this with drawn comb. The queen is laying nicely, but only as fast as the workers can build.
Anyway, any information, for future reference, on dedicated hives for comb building would be appreciated. Put another way - what is the best method for building up a stock of empty drawn comb to give to newly hived swarms?