Howdy. I'm new to beekeeping, and new to the forum here.
It sounds reasonable to me that if honey is extracted without destroying the comb (i.e., via an extractor instead of crush'n'strain), then the bees can reuse the drawn comb, and spend their energy making honey instead of wax. But a friend said he heard that bees need to make wax, for some reason I forget.
So my question: Is it advantageous, or not, to extract honey without destroying the comb, then place the comb back in the hive? Will the girls make more honey with reused comb than if they had to re-draw the comb?