Hoping for help or guidance.
I live in the Whitsundays and purchased my FlowHive 2 over a year ago not knowing you needed to wait till warmer weather for nuc install.
After waiting for what seemed decades I finally installed my nuc late September. It wasnt until Jan 20 that I placed the flow ontop of the brood box as per advice from the guy who came and settle the nuc for me.
It was suggested I wait at least 3 months after putting the flow box ontop before I check and see how honey making progressing. I can smell honey, at least I can smell something so assume its honey, there are plenty of bees coming and going with pollen on their legs but the flow doesn’t seem to be filling nor can I see any capping going on.
As far as pests go we do get lots of green ants trying their luck to infiltrate, ensuring the flow legs are greased cures that problem. There are some hive beetles but oil in the pest tray solves that issue and the only other thing are micro ants up around the key area. No idea how to solve that issue or even if it is an issue??
So what exactly is my problem; I have plenty of bees coming and going with pollen, I can see them through the windows, can smell honey but flow not filling up.
Any suggestions or guidance is appreciated.
Thanking everyone in advance.