I ordered 3 Flow frames within the first few minutes of the campaign thinking I would modify a deep box to accept them. Of course, cost was an issue; but I wanted to test them out before making more of a commitment. My major motivator was how difficult I now find it to lift and harvest heavy supers.
When the Flow Frames arrived right “on time” in June, I didn’t have a deep box available (having used it to establish a split from my original hive to populate the new flow hive) so my husband made a box to accept them using the dimensions given in the instruction manual for altering an existing box. I now see there are much more detailed instructions through this forum.
I have 8-frame Langstroth hives so this is a mix of 3 FlowFrames and 4 deep frames (2 on each side). We went ahead and made observation windows on each side, even though what we will be observing are the bees working the standard frames. Thought that would still be fun! Have never posted like this before with images, so hope it works: