Hi all. I added a second brood box to my flow hive in March, as I was concerned about the potential for swarming. The hive initially expanded nicely, and I still have plenty of brood and considerable activity from the hive. However, there has been no expansion of honeycomb over the past two months, and some of the honeycomb is discolored (see picture).
I also seem to have quite a few small hive beetles. Certainly no activity in the flow frames, which seems a shame after 6 months. Is this a sign of disease? Or is it just that I am coming into winter?