East Texas Pine Rooter·
I was given this colony early last spring. It hadn't been worked for at least 3-years. It had a shallow full of caped honey. After feeding most of summer, and lots of bees flying in, and out, i looked in 2-weeks ago, the foudation still wasn't completely drawn out. What might be the problem? I have another hive that i captured, all the foundation was drawn out, and lots of bees flying in and out. I have SBB, and haven't treated with any poisons. I hate to combine them, because this is the only 2-hives i have left going into the winter. I checked for mites in August, and very few were found, maybe 4 or 5. Need some advise.