Never a dull moment for this old beekeeper. This time a Flow hive Araucaria. I know it’s Araucaria because Cedar timber wouldn’t rot like this.
It appears that the boxes survived ok because it looks like they’ve been well painted inside & out.
This hive got put together with a colony, then never got one inspection until after the hive died out. The hive got slimed out months ago. They’ve been & gone. Now wax moth are finishing the job. It’s my job to get the hive up & running again.
The following photos shows what can happen when someone wants a Flow hive for the honey only.