I have just completed adapting a 7 frame Flow Super (ie. 10 frame Langstroth) to a Technoset Bee Langstroth hive. As the Technoset hive is already 10 frame Langstroth the sizing is correct but the placement of latches to fit the ‘system’ was the challenge. Sorry the shots are a bit dark, it was overcast here today.
The Flow super on the Technoset Bee brood box with Technoset lid
With adapted latches instead of the standard Flow timber latch. The top latch has been placed lower so that the ‘handle’ of the latch keeps the lower removable section of the flow super in place
With the Flow super handles attached.
I originally expected the major challenge was going to be configuring the latches on the back of the Flow super to not interfere with the access panels, but it appears the handle placement on the front was the real problem. As you can see, the latch placement really needs to be exactly where the handle is.
Luckily Technoset make a latch ‘extender’ which is used when you insert a pollen trap. I have used one of the pollen trap latch extenders to bridge the gap across the Flow super handle.
The hive with a top feeder
Final photo showing the top feeder in under the lid latched down
Next step is to paint the super white… so it doesn’t look quite so out of place