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FLOW arrived and built.. now we wait for nuc!


#1

Here are a few pictures of the finished product… now a little tung oil and we wait for the girls to arrive!


#2

Whole convent of nuns??? Great title for the posting :smile: Don’t ya just love the auto-correct feature? It doesn’t speak beekeeping! :blush:

For the archives, the original title of this post said “now we wait for nun”
:smile:


#3

Don’t forget.
Don’t put the flow frames on till you have all the brood frames drawn out and 80% occupied by brood


#4

Plus think about a second brood box on top of the original one if you are in a cooler climate and beekeepers in your local area normally do this. Much of the US uses 2 brood boxes below the honey super in their hives, so that the bees have sufficient stores to last over winter. The colder the winter, the more stores they need.


#5

Hi, newbe here. Can you enlarge on the term “frames drawn out”, thanks for your help.


#6

This picture shows an empty frame, and another with man-made “foundation” - a building block for bees. No work from the bees in a new hive has gone into these frames.

This frame shows what a partly “drawn out” foundationless frame looks like.

This is a fully drawn out frame:


#7

LOL… almost fell off my chair! Sorry - NUC!


#8

I prefer nun. After all, worker bees are all virgins, serving the absolute leader! :smile:


#9

Thank you, very clear now. :smile:


#10

Just received my complete cedar Flow Hive and frames today with Aussie Post delivery and didn’t even need to sign for it, how trusting are they.

Anyway, I got straight to the task and unpacked both boxes - all appears intact and of extreme great quality. The timber has virtually no knots and was machined and cut perfectly as I did not need to sand any of the finger joints which many people have been complaining about.

I still need to add some final touches to the installation but I am very confident that everything will continue to go very smoothly.

I take my hat off to both the Flow Team and BeeThinking for a job very well done


#11

Red cedar is an awesome wood and yes very little knots. I am a bit addicted to it being a Canuck. I build everything out of it. I recommend using linseed oil. A couple coats should get it through the first year.
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#12

Orge,

Which do you like best Western Red or the Yellow that grow along a lot of the B.C. N Inland Passage coast. Beautiful passage for sailing. Gerald


#13

I have to say the smell of red and the colour when coated can’t be beat. I lived on Vancouver Island so I have to say I’m a bit partial to any cedar. :slight_smile: