For three weeks I've had a medium full of foundationless frames on top of a deep with cut out brood comb, and a mess of bees. Most of the deep frames are filled with comb. One has a bit of open space left in it. They have connected the combs, and begun to fill most with nectar.
I didn't get the queen when I did the cut out, but a swarm cell queen has hatched out and begun laying. Still, the bees have not begun to build in the foundationless frames up top yet. There are bees up there, but they aren't building. I have popsicle comb guides on which I wiped a bit of bee wax to give them the idea, but no progress yet. As the new queen begins to lay more, should they begin to build up there to make more room? Is there something I need to do?