Hi Brains Trust. I have two flow hives and this is my third year as a beek.
The bees in hive one are docile and friendly all the time & the bees in hive 2 are defensive boardering on aggressive all the time.
I let the bees draw all their own comb. Hive 1 has not filled the flow frames for a year. Today I did my second inspection for this year - brood and super- there is a queen, uncapped brood, & loads of young bees. Hive two is about the same… alothough a bit more honey in the super. I was worried about SHB, but there were 3!!
Frame 8 on the south/west side of both hives has 3/4 of the comb with larger cells and a hole in the comb on the same place ( see pic) . I have a theory. They don’t like the situation and breed and swarm. Breed and swarm. Any suggestions.