HI, I’m new to beekeeping this season and installed my nuc in November 2018.
I added a new brood box (on top) of the full one a few weeks ago and I’m noticing that the bees are patrolling around it, but not building out the frame.
I found an earlier post (but now cannot find it) where someone on this forum decided to mix up the frames across the two boxes to spread the bees out. Average temp over next few weeks is between 20 - 35 degrees in Melbourne, Australia so temparature shouldn’t be an issue in our mid Summer.
Just wondering if I’m about to make a stupid amateur mistake?
My other thought was the the boxes and frames are brand new. Maybe they just smell too foreign to the bees?
Thoughts from any experienced beekeepers?