Long time reader, first time poster. i got my girls back in early december and added a second 10 frame brood box in early feb, of which they have filled out 6 full frames as of about 2 weeks ago. If it wasn’t for a few failed attempts at straightening some comb the girls probably would have drawn out both boxes.
To help the little ladies along to draw out the final four foundationless frames i’ve been feeding 1:1 sugar syrup since then and had a look in the hive today and things haven’t progressed. Granted we had pretty average weather for a week and watching them today they are bringing in plenty of pollen and nectar but i’m a bit concerned about not having the top brood box drawn and honey capped in time for winter. They do have plenty of stores, about 10 frames of honey - just wondering though what the best approach would be - continue feeding with the hope they will draw out remaining frames or should i prepare for consolidating them back into one brood box.
Appreciate your help