I wanted to give an update, I attempted this. I see why now Texas or at least our area North Texas everyone suggest to brood boxes minimum.
This makes my third hive inspection since adding the flow frames without adding a second brood box. So let me restate I’m running one brood box with the honey super/flow frames on top.
I harvested to half-gallon jars of honey out of two frames on Sunday in preparation for a trip I’m taking that I’ll be gone for 2 to 3 weeks. I wanted to give them enough room to store anything, they brought in. One jar of honey was 100% right, not capped but still just under 18%. The other jar was closer to 20%. So I gave it to a coworker, she’s my biggest consumer she will go through that jar of honey in a matter of weeks, so I don’t have any issues with it fermenting or anything with her.
Monday, I did hive inspection of the brood box.
There was not any honey stored anywhere in the brood box. There was a little pollen but not much. Actually when I pulled the flow frames/honey super off I bumped the brood box with my leg and it shifted almost knocking it off its stand. It was that light.
There is no storage of honey in the brood box every single cell had either an egg in it capped brood or it was clear they were preparing it for another egg. I’d never seen something that dents.
I will be adding a second brood box in the next day or two. Just wanted to update others. I’m in a message the guy in the video and tell him my experience. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. I do agree having one brood box made it real easy to inspect and find the Queen.