Not a trick question... Perhaps a grossly ill-informed one.Teacher, is this a trick question?
Oh, ok. Well, if given the opportunity to lay in anything but HSC, I would say they would go that way. It takes them long enough to fall in love with the stuff anyway. I would guess that regression could take place but it may take a lot longer. If they did lay in the HSC, I would also assume that there could be bees of different sizes. A very thought provoking question. I would myself be afraid of varroa getting out of control before a full regression took place. But what do I know?
Yea... basically give them what's there, let them clean the wax... remove for later melting down. It seems wasteful to just destroy the comb, but I guess that's what it's about.If you mean give them back the wax...they won't use it. If it has honey in it they will clean it out but they will leave the wax.