My question is how does one accumulate more drawn comb as a new beekeeper?
A little background. I am in north eastern PA and I am a new beekeeper this year. On April 22nd, I installed my package (Italians) into a Lang. 10 frame deep using wood frames with double wax coated plastic foundation. Everything looks great so far, the queen is laying very well! About a week ago I added a second deep on top, moving three frames of brood to the top deep. I have been feeding 1:1 syrup from a top feeder on the inner cover, which is covered by an empty deep and the outer cover. I have been feeding since day one to help build up the colony. The colony appears very healthy and is multiplying, it seems more and more bees are coming and going every day. Looking back I wish I started with 3 packages!!!!
So back to my question, how do you build up drawn comb? Is there any way to do this and not be detrimental to the bees? Once the first and second deeps are full, I have thought about putting a third deep on and use a queen excluder between the second and third box and keep feeding 1:1. I know this would not be real honey, but I could extract it and dump it (I guess?) then I would have 10 deep drawn out frames for next year to start more packages, which I will be getting at least two more next spring. Any and all help/comments are appreciated!!