I agree. If you smear foundation with beeswax during a nectar dearth, My experience is that they will draw that wax which you smeared and then stop. To remedy this, you would need to smear the wax and then continue to feed. Hopefully they will continue to draw.Joy:
It is getting late in the year for me to get good wax drawn out, regardless of what I might put on the frames. You might want to check with a beek in your area about whether you will be wasting your time trying. You may have to wait until Spring. Good luck.