My hive has been going really well and I have been doing the daily visit to kill off any small hive beetles that I can find. There are a few spots around the flow hive that allow the small hive beetle to hide and the bees have dedicated a small workforce to try and trap the beetles in these areas (i.e. small gaps around the sides of the front entrance and also around the observation window).
When I opened up the hive on the weekend to check how things were going I saw a lot more SHB activity than in the past so even though the hive is very strong, the conditions have been perfect for SHB. I placed an Apithor trap on the coreflute board (now in the lower slot) and I have been removing between 20-50 SHB each evening off the board. Hopefully it is slowing down a bit now - next plan is to grab some silicon and gum up some of those cracks, assuming that silicon isn't toxic to bees.
The flow hive super is very heavy with honey and the bees have started capping so looking forward to my first harvest over the next month