The bees need a reason to enter the Flow super and start figuring out how to store in it. To make sure that the bees know what to do when the flow starts, I decided to get them used to moving and storing in the Flow super well before the honey flow.
Our honey flow here in central Texas is the wildflower, Indian Blanket. It will be blooming in about 6 weeks. To get my hive ready for the flow, I put down a queen excluder and the new Flow super on top of that. I put a half gallon feeder on the top of the hive.
The bees have to travel through the Flow super to get their feed. It took about a week to get them comfortable with the new super, but now they have moved in. A lot of the bees are head down in the cells and I hope they are working to get the cells ready to receive nectar.
I’m going to keep them moving through the Flow super 'till the flow starts in about 6 weeks. The cells will probably contain some sugar water, but when our flow starts, I will drain whatever is in the flow frames to get them empty for the wildflower nectar. They should have no problem, then, knowing were to store all that delicious wild flower honey!