The Flow Hive Hybrid incorporates both Flow Frames and traditional timber frames in the Flow Super. This gives beekeepers the opportunity to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow and the advantage of being able to manage their colony by rotating traditional timber frames between the brood box and the super.
This can be beneficial for keeping your worker population strong and can also help with winter preparations or encouraging the bees into the super for quicker uptake.
If you notice a strong honey flow, and your bees are busy filling frames, you might want to consider storing traditional timber frames outside of the hive for feeding the bees during winter. To do this you will need extra traditional timber frames to replace the ones you have removed.
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