I’m running a single brood box, a Flow super and a regular super in my hive. I’ve been wary of making sure that the colony always has a bit of extra space to build into, as I had an unexpected swarm late last year (like 6 weeks after I caught the initial colony).
The colony seems to be in the habit of evenly distributing honey amongst the frames, though, so there is a fairly even amount in all frames at all times. It’s making it really hard to actually get a harvest out of the Flow frames
- I had 2 Flow frames last week that were 90% capped, and I planned on harvesting them this week.
- 2 of the regular frames in the top super were full last week, so I took them out and replaced them with empty foundation.
- This week, when I look, they’ve uncapped parts of the Flow frames and moved honey elsewhere.
Am I being overly cautious? Should I be waiting longer until I can harvest a big chunk of the hive at once? Is there any way to get them to fill the Flow frames before the regular ones on top?