I know that this question will not have a definitive answer, just looking for a ball park.
Installed a Nuc about 30 days ago, Bees have been very active in reasonable numbers.
We have quite a few Marri trees in flower around here.
The weather has been warm to hot.
I did have a frame inspection 2 weeks ago to see how the 4 empty frames were going.
The empty frames had no foundation, letting the bees build their own
All 4 frames were progressing well and on average 40% full.
I am going away till the 24th Feb and don’t want to do another frame inspection without having someone with me to teach me what to look for.
So the question, should I install the FlowHive before I go or wait till I get back