Where is @Faroe? I'm only asking you metaphorically.
Yes, I understand that a frame is important, but he was saying that, rather than providing a plastic or beeswax support, we let them do their own.
My TRUE confusion is that the elegance of this system is the frame FLOW provides--the one that 'cracks' when you insert the key. That can't happen (?) if they're making their own comb, right?
WOW, PLEASE forgive me if I am completely missing the concept. This kind of disconnect is unusual for me.
Your para, "Cedar is talking about a 'foundationless' brood box...Brood is destroyed if it is in the Flow cells...."
OK, I'm getting it. The Flow system has to be in super--NOT the brood box. Makes sense. But does each super have to have its own 'drainage' system?
And why am I leaning on you for advice like this that is DIRECTLY about the product? I am so grateful but this should not be your responsibility.
I re-homed the wild bee colony today, alone. I reached out to a local beekeeper (quite expert) for transferring the comb/bees into the new Flow Hive (2 weeks?). I did smoke them, and I also suited-up. I probably lost about 200, +/-. Good catch. The ride was a little rough--wheelbarrow, the bin took a little tumble and dislodged one edge of a comb 'lobe'... I'm going to nearly close the lid tonight, once they settle down.
I am clearly out of my league.