Re: How do YOU get new comb drawn out?
I get new comb drawn out by making nucs using one or two frames of foundation per 5 frame nuc. This is usually done when a nectar flow is expected to occur. A frame or two of foundation is also put into the hives where combs used in making up the nuc came from. At that same time when a nectar flow is expected.
If no nectar flow occurs, and I have syrup, I will fill feeders in the hives to help the colony w/ needed feed necassary to drawing out comb.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet