Hi all from Sydney,
I’m new at this and really enjoying my Flowhive that received in September. So far everything is going to plan and I have honey accumulating in the super at a fantastic rate, in the middle frames particularly, as expected. I’ve ‘wasted’ so much time over the past month or so, staring into these observation panels just watching the goings on…anyway, to the point:
I do have some concern over one frame on the far side that appears to be leaking honey into the trough. I’ve uploaded some photos so you can see what I mean.
I had checked all the frame were closed before the bees were added, the operation slot cap certainly fit on OK and it says in the manual that that the cap will not fit on if the frames are open, so not sure what is going on with that one frame.
Since I discovered the honey in the tough this morning, I have again inserted the Flow Key into the upper slot and turned it 90 degrees to check the entire frame length is definitely closed.
I will wait and see over the coming days if that solution perhaps fixes the problem but I just thought I’d see if anyone else has come across this?
I’m assuming the leaked honey will just flow out of the trough for the bees to clean up.
You can see I have a bit of an ant problem concentrated in that frame and now I can guess why…