honey flow is a tricky thing isn't it?
it stimulates the queen to lay-since the whole hive feels good about the abundance of food, so, they'll increase!
but if the flow is really strong, the bees fill up the hive to the last bit! so...it has to be just right in the spring, so we get just the right build up. it's obviusly a double-edged knife!
i have a really failing queen, and she's being supercede, but the genetics poor i'd say, so i'll swap her with a young queen from another hive. and this time it is the queen, the hive is...doing ok so there is surelly enough bees, but she just can't get the number of eggs per day up. and the best part is, i got this queen from a breeder and she was bred last year :shock: