deknow --- ...and consider the mechaincs of drawing out foundation (two separated clusters working from the midrib out...or one hanging cluster, drawing from top down).
An interesting point. I've noticed when I insert an empty frame they build comb more quickly than when I insert a foundation frame . . . hmmm you may be on to something and just putting the right words to it to make me see it . . .
csbees -- Contrary to popular belief, colonies with a larger population of drones actually produce MORE honey. Yes, an independent study by an extension at the University of Tennessee showed that colony morale is boosted and the bees have a need to produce more of a surplus.
Just how did the experts measure the "morale" of the troops . . ?? inquiring minds (mine) would like to know . . .Must of been the porch parties in the evenings . . sitting around, sipping some nectar & watching the sun go down . .
"If you're doing all the dos, you ain't got time to do the don'ts"