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Much to my surprise and it was more of an accident than an experiment. Here's what happened:
A month ago I started winter preps and paint can feeding. In the top deep they had failed to draw comb on two wood frames with black plastic foundation that were on the outside ends of the box. My hands were full so I put them inside of the empty deep containing two paint cans of syrup, again on the outside position.
I had every intention of removing them in a few days when I checked if they needed more syrup. When I checked, I noticed a little new wax on them so for the heck of it, I left them in. I continued along this path fully expecting to eventually find a mess of bridge and wonky comb. Today I removed the paint cans and put two perfectly drawn frames of capped syrup in my freezer. Get this: they even did the side on the wall.
I doubt I would be lucky enough to have them repeat this but I will give it another shot next fall. For the heck of it. J
 

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I noticed something similar on the hive I was feeding in Sept. I use short bottle feeders in a medium and as an experiment put frames with my wax foundation in them. The bees drew out the combs directly next to the feeders, so I just kept swapping the frames and got all of them drawn out and capped with syrup for the winter.

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That is good info, I will try it next year if I need to feed.
 

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I always had a feeling that I would have to share the Nobel Prize. Any others? J
 
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