I inspected the whole hive (brood and super) today and found an odd mix - not much honey, but two frames - one in the brood and one in the flow super, on the 6-7 frame in the brood i found 6-8 swarm cells located on the bottom and half way down the outside edge of the comb, quite a bit of chalk brood, some drones, and almost no capped brood. One half of the first frame had capped brood and there was no signs of live SHB. there were a few dead one so they must have been there. I am not sure what to do. We’ve had a lot of rain this past week. the bottom board looks like it did get wet. I’ve only the one hive so hopefully, the queen’s on her way back in and the rain holds off for a few days. There was no pollen in any of the frames - which i thought was odd. The hive smells okay, i cleaned it up, and while there was no obvious sign of SHB i did put a trap in.
There may have been a mini swarm in the past 10 days.
We have lots of foambark and a blue quondong in flower at the moment, although i am not sure if they are rich in nectar or pollen.
I don’t want to lose the hive and at the same time, do not want to leave the flow hive on and risk any spore based infection.