Am I missing something here? Ultimately I was hoping to be able to retrive the MapMessage's I am adding and perform analysis on some of the map values.
The management methods dont actually return the message, just the properties of the message, i.e. message ID, timestamp etc. If you want to use the actual message you would neeed to use a consumer, maybe a queue browser or a core consumer.
Regarding the fact you dont see any messages, maybe they are buffered on a consumer,its hard to say with out a test or something.