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I have a package that was started the 1 st week in May. They had been drawing comb and using the sugar water top feeder in their hive to do so. Now they seem more content in storing that sugar water in the comb. Can I take that to mean that the hive is done drawing comb for this season? IF so do bees tend to draw comb at any other time of the year or only in the spring? I had thought about doing a split from this hive and adding a bought, mated queen; however I dont have a surplus of drawn comb by any means. Will a newly started split resume to building comb if given foundation? Thank you
 

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They draw when they think its needed. Esp during a nectar flow. Because they are storing it does not mean much and i'd keep giving it to them. Use food dye in it so you can tell if they are foraging. If you make a split you should do it soon. And that is using a bought queen. Its still might only get you a 5 frame nuc.
 
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