Hey Jim i think if i could afford one i might be temped to try it, no these wild bees just don't seem to get the hang of building in the right places plus they ate the old comb i tied into the frame.Weird darn bees i tell you.
If you have a lot of bees, I would re-queen. It is the queens pheromones that controls the way a hive acts. Try to get a Q from your area. Queens from different climates have different timing that will cause problems for surviving the winter and starting up in the spring.