Re: Getting a late start for this year is an early start for next?
You may want to go to your profile and add your location. I know you stated that you are in Flint, TX but you don’t want to have to repeat that with every post.
I have found it difficult to get bees to draw new comb when there isn’t a natural nectar flow. Even when I’ve fed the daylights out of them, they mainly tend to backfill any existing comb and become honey bound. The queen has no place to lay eggs so brood rearing ceases.
The natural nectar flow has ended here so I’m guessing that the same may be true for you.
My advice would be to continue to read and learn. Maybe join a local bee club and meet other local beekeepers. Order your bees for next spring as early as possible and you are more likely to have a successful experience.
Good luck with whatever you choose.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson