Would anyone say that cleaning up the frames before giving them to the bees would save them time that could be spent on more productive tasks or is there enough division of labor in the hives that it wouldn't matter? Will giving them this extra work eventually result in less honey for example?
I'm going to take a guess here and say it wouldn't make that much difference if all of your frames were drawn - theoretically this work would be done by the housekeepers! If they're just repairing damaged areas, and there's still plenty of space for the field bees to fill, then I would assume your production wouldn't be impacted too much (unless it was a huge flow and nectar was coming in quicker than they could repair. If though there was a mixture of repair and drawing out foundation then I imagine that repair would take away from drawing which I imagine would impact on productivity.. Happy to hear others thoughts.