Re: Not building comb... Why?
I have had decent luck with the bees drawing out deeps this year but not supers. They would prefer to swarm first. I am thinking for next year just put a frame or two of drawn above the deeps to move them up, spreading out the drawn as far as possible.
I put a couple of frames back on to a couple of hives (side by side) that seemed to be backfilling the deeps to see if they would cap it. One pulled every drop, left it bone dry. The second added to it so that it was so wet that I could not inspect the frames without it dripping out (no shaking required).
“Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)