Why would my bees not use my bottom box? They completely bypass the first box. Litterally NO BEES in the lower box. Just from looking at the second box you'd think the hive was ready for a third box. Lots of bees.
The lower frames are relatively empty of honey. There is a good amount of pollen. The bottom of the cells that are empty appear shiney almost shellacked. I've been trying to build it back from swarming earlier this spring.