Thanks! I am trying that regression with natural cell in one hive this year and just had a bad daydream about that missing wax coating thing! :-D Have a great day! :)
What are you regressing too? :?
Standard foundation, as well as smallcell, forces bees to make the comb based on the cells of the foundation. And so both are considered unnatural.
Foundationless, means the bees will draw what they want. Some comb will be smaller, some will be bigger. But it certainly is not something that can be called "regressed". Your bees may or may not regress anything. Much is based on time of the season, flow, genetics, altitude, and other factors.
All the analyzing by some beekeepers of the comb, finding they build some areas smaller and some bigger, means little. The bees will start raising brood depending upon where they are located in January or February in regards to stores. They start raising brood many times on comb other than the smallest comb in the hive. It's not like they say..."Hey girls...better move over there to where the smaller comb is located". That is not how it works. Many times they are either on the sides of the TBH, or the top box of the natural comb hive. Meaning they are laying in larger comb where honey once was stored.