I live just outside Brisbane, Australia, and have had a Flow hive since September last year.
I added the Flow Super to the brood box (which was about 70% full) just before Christmas - I know this was maybe a bit early, but I was going away.
An inspection at the end of January showed that the brood box was getting fuller (maybe 90%) but the Flow hive was not being used, except maybe for a bit of filling the gaps between cells.
Another inspection last weekend showed the brood box completely full, with lots of larvae and at least 10 queen cells “growing”, but the Flow Super still completely empty.
I’m concerned that the bees have decided not to use the Flow Super, and are planning to swarm due to lack of space.
Any ideas or suggestions would be welcome.