Hi all, I have my flow hive and have put it all together, Im at the stage of adding bees to the hive. Given that the hive I will be using is a strong super, full spread of bees across the brood box, with a nice ring of pollen stores and good slabs of brood, plus then in the super its full honey. Normally I would be at the stage of under supering this particular hive - however for this hive I’m going to transfer it directly into a flow hive double. Now the brood box is easy. I don’t have to establish any frames so I don’t even need to build the frames that came with the Flow hive, and given the transfering hive is an eight frame box, I will transfer over the frames in the same order, so as to not upset the brood more than I will already.
Now for you all out there who have a little more experience with Flow hive than I do. Especially for those people who have already set up a flow hive. I have a question. Given the frames in the super box are all plastic, and not plastic foundation that have been wax rolled. How long should I expect the bees to take - before they move in, and start building there stores? Bare in mind conditions are great where the hive is, trees are flowing, sector is coming in and 1 have 3 types of pollen coming in also, so one would think out of necessity the process starts soon.
Curious to see whats happening out there with peoples own actual experience with this stage of the set up of the flow hive.