Howzit goin' Kris?
Give your bees only one box of frames to work on
at a time, they will draw out the cells with or without foundation.
My girls have been drawing out medium frames with 1" strips
of 4.9mm foundation all season. I've just been moving the drawn
frames to the outside edges as the bees complete them and put
the untouched frames (from the outside) in the middle. Then when
all the frames in that box are about 75% drawn, I add another and
begin the process again.
I'm not letting my girls waste time next spring, I'm buying plastic
fully drawn frames for all my honey supers next year (if they fit
in my 9 frame extractor basket) then all I'll have to worry about is broodnest frames.