Got my FullFlow hive built and am going to transfer bees in next weekend. Question before I do that.
In the instructions, it says to have no gap greater than 2mm around the back of the Flow Frames. Mine were less than that but a couple of places looked close.
As I want my daughter to get involved I thought I would perfectly seal the Flow Frames but didn’t have the right extra wood with me. What I did have and it perfectly sealed the gaps around the Flow Frames and between the Queen Extruder and Super was this window sealing PVC sponge strip.
My question is whether the PVC sponge will be ok for the bees and the honey?
From some quick online research it appears bees can chew through plastic? And there is concern about plastic with bees but the frames and Queen Extruder are BPA free whereas I am not sure re the PVC.
I would think they only chew through when really wanting to escape. Which makes me think my PVC sponge seal should be ok?
Or should I spend some time shaping some wood this week and use that?