Hi there, first post from me, although I have been doing lots of reading of books and these boards since we got our Flow Hive 2 in November '18. We are in north west Sydney.
We have two full brood boxes and added a flow super about 6 weeks ago but they’re still filling in the comb and aren’t storing there yet. We have been using an Apithor trap since setting up the hive. The bottom multifunction tray usually gets checked most days, and we have found the odd dead SHB and a handful of wax moth larvae in the tray. We haven’t seen any evidence of wax moth in the hive itself.
Today when I looked at the bottom tray after about 3 days, there was quite a bit of fine, red/brown debris that looks like very fine husks, almost like sawdust. I haven’t seen this type of debris before. Close up picture here showing some pollen balls. We did a quick inspection to beat the storm and found a lot of capped brood and empty brood cells. No evidence of SHB, wax moth visible.
Any ideas? Many thanks