I am in southwestern CT and I started my one hive in
the spring of this year (2016). I have two deep hive boxes going
strong. The bottom box is almost exclusively brood and the upper box is
virtually all honey. I added the Flow super in early July. I have
seen moderate to good bee activity in the Flow frames, but no honey as
of last inspection a week ago. I am not expecting to get a
harvest this year and will likely have to pull the Flow super off for
the winter before there is any honey to harvest.
Has anyone considered insulation? There is an interesting top
insulation solution at beethinking.com (I believe these are the folks
who make the hive material for Flow in the US):
I am inclined to insulate, but concerned about moisture/condensation. This product claims that the design/material will wick away excess moisture.