My brother in law was gifted a flow hive light 3 frame several years ago but they now don’t seem to be available? Could anyone clarify please? He only has a super. No roof or brood box and we are looking to set him up. Thoughts? Suggestions?
That sounds like it might be the hybrid super. Just to confirm, has it got the 3 flow frames in the middle and 2 standard frames on each side (total of 4 standard langstroth deep frames)?
Assuming my assumption is correct you just need to get yourself a brood chamber (or two, depending on your local climate), an inner cover, and a roof. Ensure you get an 8 frame langstroth box IFF my assumption about the hybrid size is correct.
Remember to get your colony established before you put the Super in place. I’d recommend you start with a 4 or 5 frame nucleus (nuc) colony.
Have you or your brother kept bees before? If not, make sure you do a course/workshop/undertake reading on managing a colony and how to manage disease and pests. Beekeeping is not a set and forget hobby.
Have fun. It’s enjoyable and rewarding!