Re: Back yard BEEK,managing NUCS to maximize options
Hard to get a summer nuc to draw comb, even with heavy feeding. Bees won't even think about new comb until they have a mated queen and a steady source of "nectar" coming in. If you still have a flow going on, rotate frames out now and store them while the bees draw some new ones for you. Then you will have something to put in these nucs. Frames inserted into the brood nest are the most likely to get drawn out. Frames added to a super or the outside positions in the hive, not so much. I am putting feeders on my non production hives already to try to get some more comb drawn for splits I have planned.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.