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.