Yes, thinking the same.I think you're better with brood less dribble, as the media may be a clean summer, not just a clean start
Long term release may be masking the bee-side mite handling (IF they can do it).
Like the idea of giving every one queen a clean and fair start but then letting them to express themselves (as a way to select out worthwhile queens).
If I recall you have some bees that only take a single OA dribble per season to stay afloat.
For my location that would be a very good grade bee.
Media maybe OK to keep afloat almond bee resource unit(s) used up for the bulk bees.