Soon-to-be first time beekeeper here with a question! For background, I will be using a UK National hive - I ordered and recently received a Flow UK National Super with frames, so that I have the option of using the Flow system or not.
I have assembled and adjusted the Flow super, but there is a gap that is troubling me, and I wanted to ask someone who would know whether I’ve done everything correctly. I followed the instructions that came with the super, and have watched a couple of Youtube videos too, but haven’t seen anything that focusses on the gap in question.
Essentially what I am concerned about is the space between the non-tap side of the frames (i.e. the front of hive side) and the inside of the Super box, which looks to me like it might be too big. Turns out as a new forum member I’m only allowed to attach one picture - this one I have attached was taken inside the box, side on, and should hopefully show what I am talking about.
I have made sure that the tap side of the frames is all flush, so there are no funny gaps there. And I opened the adjustment screws just enough so that the frames aren’t moving front to back.
It’s not bees escaping that is my concern, as the gap is at the other end. More that they might build comb in the gap. Hopefully I’m just being paranoid and this is how it’s supposed to fit together.
Apologies for the lengthy (first!) message, but I wanted to make my Q as clear as possible. Any thoughts gratefully received!