Tacking on to this post from one year ago thereabout a few days. I added the flow frames, last night. I've had a rough late winter and spring. I had something get inside my hive around February 1 of my mentors thinks it was a mouse and somehow ended up killing my Queen. The Queen that they created did not have many drones to mate with due to the season. She was laying sporadically. I found multiple queen cells in the middle of the frames. So I knew they were trying to replace her or at least thinking about it. Still due to the season I decided to remove those. When I finally had a queen I could replace her with, which was only two weeks ago. Going into the hive several days later to see if she was doing okay I could not find her. Going into the hive last night I found yet another queen, could not find the Queen that I had placed in the hive. Overall the hive is doing well with a number of bees and the amount of pollen and brood it was just not a good laying pattern and sporadic and the fact that the bees thought something was wrong with Queen by the number of queen cells they were creating. Looking at my investigation last night, there were no queen cells anywhere and the new queen was laying well. So let's see how this goes.
I'm really glad I had a very very good first year and I'm glad even though it's rough learning what a week hive looks like and the issues around it. Overall, it's all good it's all learning