My first season with my flow hive in southwest WA, so much to learn. Nuc was installed end of October, flow super was added when the frames looked 80% established. Bees took to the flow super well and lots of activity in there for nearly 2 months. No sign of honey in the windows though, still sealing the gaps with wax from what I can see on the outside frame. Should we open it up and have a look at the super frames to see if things are happening as they should (ie are we getting honey)? Or would that upset them too much and set us back? We don’t necessarily expect to harvest being our first year and will be leaving plenty of stores in for winter, but are just eager to know what’s going on in there.
Also, there has been times lately that they seem really angry and alot of bees are buzzing around the entrance loudly, should I be concerned? Is there something I need to do about this? Could it be maybe that they are too cramped and hot in there? Thoughts/advice would be appreciated.