First time Beek.
I am also having issues with my bees not storing honey in the Flow frames.
I received the Flow in late March and installed my package in late April.
They flourished and filled the 8 frames inside the Deep hive box in about 6 weeks.
So I purchased another Deep Mid-June to put between the first one and the Flow.
During this period there began interest in the Flow frames, but the bees were mostly filling up the second Deep.
As of last week all 8 frames on the second Deep were full…and mostly capped honey. Each frame weighed about 17lbs.
They are definitely interested in the Flow frames, actively sealing the gaps and propolising, but not yet drawing out the cells. At any given time there are 200-300 bees on each Flow. I did coat them with melted burrcomb (discarded).
Perhaps they filled up the second Deep with enough honey they do not require the Flow yet?
Also, at what point to I remove the Flow frames for winter (Ohio)?
If the Flow gets pulled for winter then why bother keeping it on the Hive past Sept?
Should I just pull it now and put a medium or two on for winter?