Hi fellow bee keepers
This is my first post. Bit of back story. We set up our flow hive in January with a nuc with 5 full frames and 3 empty frames. The bees have filled two of those frames with wax and one remains completely empty. They seemed to be doing ok as a month ago there was a lot more capped honey and capped eggs.
Though the bees only seem to like 3 of the 8 frames and now they only have a few capped lava and not really any capped honey. So they don’t seem to be growing as a hive. All conditions seem to be fine. There are lots of flowers around and always pollen or husks on the bottom board. Though there seems to be a lot of uncapped lava that I guess usually end up as chalkbrood. And we have had a few have beetles caught in a oil trap every few weeks.
I’m wondering if they need sugar? Or what we can do to help them before Winter.
First and second photo is from a month ago, 3 is now on most frames, 4 - uncapped lava
Thank you for your help and suggestions