I’ve been away for a couple of months. The bees were really active before i left and so i left the 3 boxes (inc. Harvested Flow) on top whilst away and so have returned to the start of winter, if it can be called that in Perth.
So i’ve checked the entrance and flow windows. There is definitely less activity at the entrance than 2 months ago but still plenty of pollen coming in. There are quite a few dead drones, which i presume is drone ejection.
When i look through the windows, the outer frame has some bees on it with some nectar stored. The end of the flow frames suggest plenty of activity on the central frames and nectar and some capped honey in the 4 central frames. I’ve photographed the ends of the frames so that i can see if the nectar quantities are increasing or going down.
I am planning to access all 3 boxes tomorrow to check whats inside.
If there are still plenty of bees covering the frames in all 3 boxes, should I leave it as is?
If I need to remove the flow box(top one), is there any way to encourage the bees to move the nectar and honey down first?
The current temps are 20 C in the day and 10 C at night.