Thanks Frank - I'm in NYS in the Catskill mountains - my Hives are at about 2000 feet - I did not think to ck for white wax but will this weekend - once I saw them putting in honey I assumed they should also be drawing comb - my error - the honey they are putting in is on drawn comb from last year - Thanks again - RandyIt would help if we knew your location. Early in the season in cool locations the bees can not easily maintain the temperature necessary to draw comb. Burr comb they build on the frames is brown with recycled wax. Once you start to see the clean white new wax you know they are ready to get to work drawing new comb. That is near the middle of June in my location!