I recently split a very strong hive and created a new nucleus hive (Langstroth not Flow) for a new beekeeper. It’s summer in Australia and the honey flow is amazing in my hives - but the new hive isn’t storing any honey at all. It’s been going for five months now and the bees have eaten all the stores I put into the nucleus but they haven’t replaced them.
There are about six frames with brood, one with pollen and three that haven’t been built on at all.
Does anyone know why the bees wouldn’t be storing honey when the nectar is abundant at the moment?
Thanks for any tips you can give.