Today I received some Flow frames, 5 weeks after ordering them from Flow, and would like to share the differences I’ve found compared to my founding frames (ff) as it appears changes have been made.
Upon quick inspection the new frames appeared to be the same as the ff received in November last year but once I put my glasses on…
There are a lot of exclusions on the plastic comb which I have read about on the forum, I hope I don’t need to clean up, and the comb itself is markedly thinner, at 0.5mm - 0.3mm thinner than the ff.
The wire had been twisted numerous times, ff once.
The groove for the wire has been streamlined and the end opposite the drain has alsohad an angle added.
He caps/plugs now have hollow gusset which should make them easier to remove with fingers and the top tool cap/plug has a different I.d design.
I’ve also noticed that the cedar is now, what looks like, laser cut and the box was also labeled made in Australia so I’m assuming it’s not Beethinking manufactured. The hybrid super doesn’t come with std wood frames as per photo on the web site but they’re not mentioned in the ‘what’s included’ list but I had hoped…
it should be interesting to see the difference, if any, next year if we get an opportunity to harvest our first crop.
My main concern is the thin plastic comb walls and its structural integrity after a few years.
Curious to know when the Flow version changed?
Apart from the exclusions this is not criticism merely observation I’m all for improving product provided the originals don’t get left behind like my stoopid iPad…
I’ll post photos tomorrow if I get a chance.