I have one hive with a Flow Hybrid super on it. It holds three flow frames in the centre and 2 regular frames on each side (4 total). My initial idea with this arrangement was to pretty much leave the four standard frames for the bees - and to regularly harvest the three flow frames. However I have had that super on for over 3 months now- and I have found the bees have completely 100% capped the four regular frames- and only filled the flow frames around 30%.
So 10 days ago I harvested one of the four regular frames and replaced the empty sticky in the hive. When I checked today the bees had once again 100% filled capped the regular frame I had harvested- yet the three flow frames are no where near ready to harvest.
I now have a dilemma: do I go ahead and harvest the 12kg’s of honey I have in my regular frames- or do I leave everything as is and wait until the bees fill the Flow frames as I had initially planned? What to do? A bird in the hand- or two in the bush?
Does any forum user have experience with the hybrid super- and has made a harvest from the Flow frames yet? Hw do you manage your regular frames? I would be interested to hear how other people have gone using this type of set up.