We have 2 hives that were started from packages on May 1st. After a spring and summer of ups and downs - mostly up for hive #1, a very strong hive now, mostly down for hive #2 which had to be re-queened back in June - both are now in good condition. Lots of bees, no mites yet.
But in each hive, literally every frame is filled with honey, pollen and some remaining brood. (I started with foundation only.) My question is: if I were to consider re-qeening (hive #2 yet again) or splitting (hive #1) what are the odds of stimulating further growth with no drawn comb on hand? I never did either in my former experience back in '79, '80. If there is a good late flow here will the bees in either case have enough resources (or inclination) to draw more comb in late august or sept?