Flow frame storage

I understand the flow frames should be stored in a cool, dry place.

My storage area is dry but not especially cool. What is considered a “cool” place?

Thanks in advance.

It doesn’t have to be particularly cool. Just not in direct sunlight - the Flow frames get brittle if exposed to sunlight over a prolonged period of time. I wrap the Flow super in burlap after freezing the frames for ~48 hours to kill off moth and beetle eggs, then store it in my garage. :wink:


Thank you for your reply.

I was concerned because I will be storing them upstairs in my shop and it does get quite warm up there during the summer months, I’m in North Carolina.

Thanks again.

I’m wondering about flow frame storage also. Our shed gets sweltering hot during the summer months, will the frames be ok if stored in heat, but not direct sunlight?
Thanks in advance! :blush:

Anything below 160F should be OK, but:

  1. The longer they are exposed to heat, the more likely the plastic is to degrade
  2. If your shed is hotter than 115F for any length of time, any wax that the bees (or you) have put on the frames may melt and run off


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Thank you for the reply! :blush:

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I store my flow frames in a storage box in the garden. Close to the bees making it easy for me to take them out and place on the bees. I let the bees clean the super out before storage.