I have a flowhive on top of a fairly full brood box separated by a queen excluder. We are having a drought so not a lot of nectar flow.
I’ve noticed dozens to hundreds of bees up and exploring the flow hive. But it looks to me that in the cells that they have completed, they are using propolis to fill the gap.
Will this be a problem when we eventually get a nectar flow and have honey to harvest? Is the flow hive mechanism strong enough to shear apart combs that are bonded with propolis instead of wax?