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I installed new packages on eight frames of HSC exactly one month ago. Some of these hives are now covering 6 or so frames and will soon need more space. The queens have been laying long enough that I had capped brood in all hives about 1.5. weeks ago. When do I consider the regression complete enough to give them foundationless frames to begin drawing out for expansion?
 

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As far as I know they will be fully regressed when the existing live bees die.

There are manufacturers of 4.9 foundation that you could use this go round to make sure they draw the 'correct' size comb.

If I recall.... Idiots Guide was saying it would take 2 months or so.


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Great, thank you. Should I continue feeding until the second hive body (10 frame deep) has drawn comb or should I stop now. They are occuppying about eight deep frames and have a bit of capped honey.
 
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