I have just bought a new Flow Hive with plans to put it out and add bees in April. I am in Kansas City where it is currently 5 degrees F. I will eventually have 2 deep brood boxes and the Honeyflow super.
The Honeyflow Fax section has the following recommendation:
“If you decide to use two brood boxes we recommend you first add the Flow™ super on a single brood box. Once the colony expands and the Flow™ super is totally packed with bees storing honey, then add a second brood box or honey super to give the colony more space if needed.”
Other sites discussing traditional Langstroth hives recommend adding honey supers only after all brood boxes are full. Which is the right order for adding additional brood boxes and honey supers? I would appreciate any opinions from experienced bee keepers.