I tapped three of the frames in my 7 frame flow hive about ten days ago and when inspecting the other day I noticed that a couple of them didn’t seem to seal properly when closed. The bees were busily putting honey into the cells but I could see that there was also honey in the runoff channel at the bottom - about half full looking from the back of the frame. So I looked more closely in the access port where the tool is placed and noticed that the platform that you lift or lower to open or close the cells seemed to be at a higher position than the adjacent ones. Hope that makes sense.
So I put a tube in the frame to drain the accumulated honey that I assumed was dropping into the lower hive and making a pretty good mess. I drained some out and then attempted to close the cells more tightly but it was pretty hard to try and force the platform down any more. I think I was successful as after a couple more days I don’t see any accumulated honey at the bottom. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this indicative of some other issue?
The reason I’m concerned is that when draining the accumulated honey in the channel a rather large larvae came out. So I’m wondering if there are brood hives in that frame and that they may be preventing the frames from closing properly. The original honey I drained had a couple of tiny larvae as well but nothing else other than what I guess are some wax bits.
I’m new to this, have just one hive (brood box and flow super) and things seem to be going well otherwise. Pic attached is the larvae and one that follows is the frame view from the back.