I want to use flow frames in my observation hive which is inside my house. I’m rebuilding the hive to make it larger and also be compatible with Flow frames - the hive is designed to be one langstroth deep frame thick, with plexiglass on either side. It will be 6 frames tall and 2 frames wide, and I plan to build the flow frames into the middle of one side of the hive.
My question is, are flow frames modular? Would it be possible to put one or two of them in instead of the 3-frame light version? Since the rest of my hive will be only one langstroth frame thick, it will mean the section of my hive to hold the frame will be very thick in comparison if I need to install all 3 frames, especially since I’ve read they’re thicker than normal langstroth frames. Also, what form factor are flow frames? Medium? Deep? Are there exact dimensions I can build the box which will receive the flow frames? I plan to install my bees into my hive without the flow frames for now with plexiglass sealing the entrances to the flow frame box - I’ll replace the plexiglass with queen excluder wire when I install the flow frames.