Well, about 4 1/2 weeks ago my 1st super (new hive) was about 85% drawn out. So, I added my secong floor (super). When I added it, all day that day my girls were coming and going in and out the top enterence like always. Rarely used the bottom enternece since day 1 of the hive.
Over the course of the last month, they have started using the bottom (main) enterence almost exclusively.
I just did a quick hive inspection of the second super and, to my surprise, after 4 1/2 weeks, there are 2 spots on 2 different frames with about a 1 inch area of JUST started comb. If there was 20 bees in the second floor I'd be surprised.
Is this normal? Shouldn't there be more drawn out than this by now? At least, shouldn't there be more bees up there looking around or getting it ready? I didn't pull any frames from the 1st super this time, but from looking down, what I could see, the bottom super is pretty maxed out.
Is this a problem? Are my bees afraid to use my second floor? It it the first week of July; at this pace, will they produce enough for winter storage from themselves?
Any help would be appreciated.
Maine Busy Bee Apiary & Family Farm