So… my Flow will be arriving in December (so looking forward to it!) but I was told I should get started early so the bees have built up a bit of a hive before it gets cold.
So I started with an ordinary Langstroth super with frames with foundation, and now I have several frames of comb with brood as of last week’s inspection.
and… from what I’ve seen, the Flow ships with foundationless frames.
I’m still fairly new, so apologies if my fragments of knowledge are incorrect, but I recall that you’re supposed to put foundationless frames in between frames with foundation (or pre-built comb) so that the new comb is build straight?
If so… and I have an existing super with reasonably well built brood-frames, how do I best incorporate the new Flow super?
Should I just:
- ignore it for now - keep one brood super and just add the Flow super on top for honey for now?
- add the foundationless super on top, then wait til that is full before adding the Flow super (probably next year)
- intermingle the foundationless frames with the pre-existing ones? (and if so, what’s the best way to do that without breaking up the ball-o-brood)?
- something else?