Can we use a 10 frame Langstroth brood box with a 6 frame Flow Top

Hi Guys

I have a new Cedar flow Hive and I also have a 10 frame Langstroth Hive, What I want to do is use the the 10 frame Langstroth brood box to house the Nuc I’m receiving next week I want to also use second 10 frame box on top of my brood box to sit my feeder, my feeder is the European style that only sits in a 10 frame.

I want to know if the flow Hive Super is ok to on top

I was going to add two side plates to the Flow super to fill the small gap.

If you mean on top of the 10-frame box, that should work just fine. I know that @Michael_Bush has done exactly this kind of thing to adapt a 10-frame box to accept an 8-frame Langstroth box on top. There is even a photo on his web site. :wink:

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A 20" long 1 x 3 will do nicely…


yeah looks good I was hoping to sit mine in the middle and place timber either
side. has anybody else done this wit ha flow super

HI - I think I have the same question, but I am so new that I don’t yet have one piece of equipment. My plan is to buy a beginner hive from BetterBee, it comes with two brood boxes and a medium super. I hope to successfully bring the hive through this summer and the winter and then next spring, if I have been successful, I will buy a Flow Hive to replace the medium super. I do not want to do any alterations at all. Do I understand correctly that if I have the 8 frame Langstroth then I can buy the Flow Hive Super and put it right on top of the boxes, no alterations necessary? If I buy the 10 frame Langstroth, then I will have to alter as in the picture above? Thank you very much for your assistance.

Not at all. Flow makes 2 sizes of Flow super. One fits an 8-frame Langstroth and the other fits a 10-frame Langstroth hive:

Copied from the Shop page:
**The Classic options come with a full Super of Flow Frames, for easy harvesting with minimal disturbance to the bees. **

The Classic options are:

6 x Flow Frames fits a 8 frame sized Langstroth box
7 x Flow Frames fits a 10 frame sized Langstroth box

Just buy the size you need to fit the hive you already have. :blush:

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Guys many thanks for this. I have just got my bees in a langsthroth hive and did not realise there was a difference in size the solution u have shown helped.