Quote Originally Posted by Harley Craig View Post
the only thing that throws all that out of the window is in most areas nectar is limited and the bees do compete otherwise there would never be any robbing and we would not have to worry about them building up for winter. ...
Sure. I am in the same boat.
I think, the variation in productivity between beehives is much larger than difference between drawn comb and foundationless. I also noticed that a few foundation frames I inherited with hives had literally twice less honey than my "normal" foundationless "bar" of the same size - it is not a proper comparison, but I love my bees fat golden comb!