Is the Flow Hive 2 formatted on an 8 frame Langstroth or 10 frame? Thanks
The Flow Hive 2 that we have for pre-sale now has 6 Flow Frames in the Super, and 8 wooden frames in the brood box, same dimensions as a Lanagstroth 8 deep beehive.
Below is a picture of all the components included with the Flow Hive 2
Hello Christiania, Faroe has answered your question but let me add that I used to have 10 frame hives before flow hives came along but now as I am 70 years young I have now gone to 8 frame hives because they are lighter to lift and move.
Going with Flow Hives does not mean you will not have to maintain the colony of bees and do regular inspections to keep the hive strong.
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I can’t wait until mine arrives! Whoop!
I assembled my new flow hive 2 yesterday. It’s truly beautiful.
It’s even packed beautifully, with flow related print on recycled packing paper and no more plastic strapping that edges into the timber.
Everything is treated with respect. As a costumer, I feel treated with respect as well.
@Martha , you will love it!
What kind of costume? Dressed as a queen bee, I hope.
Aww. Actually took me 2 seconds to understand why you are laughing. It shows English is my third language.
Sorry for my wicked sense of humour, but you bring joy to my day when it has otherwise been difficult.
I just LOL’d…
That’s really great to hear Thank you for sharing your feedback. We would love to see some photos as well once it’s up and running in your apiary.
I’m so excited for you! Mines coming in October
I hope I can get the stand for my other 2 flow hives. The whole thing excites me. The grips on the brood boxes are an exciting feature for me cuz those boxes get heavy! And I love looking in the observation windows.
Yes, I really like the 2 windows on the sides. Flow frame # 6 is the most mysterious always. Not any longer.
The grips grip just as well as the old ones I think, one drawback may be that grips are not on all sides any more. Might get awkward if you need to grab your box from another position.
If you get the entire new Hive stand with the adjustable feet and all, you don’t need your old bottom board any more (keep for splits or swarms).
I guess the hivestand is compatible with the old boxes. But not sure. Will try tomorrow up in my bee lab and let you know. Have an extra couple of old sets ready for spring, so can size them up.
Unless the box sizes changed a lot, it shouldn’t be a problem.
Not long now @Martha. If your parcel is packed like ours, you gonna feel the Aussie love.
Still tung oiling my cedar flow 2 and it’s not set up yet, but I reckon that hive stand is well worth it.
Against ants, you just smear some old grease round the windings of the adjustable metal legs. All is real good quality.
To add: those little flow brass knobs are just the kiss on the project.
Yes the brass won’t swell up in the rain and crack when pulling of stuck items. I look forward to bringing up my original hives with stand purchases when the become available. The old stands work on my non flow brood boxes though proposed challenges for me as I had to buy additional stands for winterization. The screened bottom board would have my bees frozen. The new stand looks like winterization can be done with burlap or wood chips to reduce space the bees need to keep warm without the icy winds leaking into the hives.