I wasn’t really expecting any parcels, so I was really surprised when the door bell rang and my flow frames arrived. I was expecting the kickstarter to deliver late (kudos to the Flow team for exceeding expectations) and was planning to use them in 2016. We have 2 hives a long langstroth and a regular. Right now, our long hive has a 2 week old split that is growing and our 10 frame langstroth has 2 deep brood chambers and 3 medium supers, 2 of which we are about to harvest. I am thinking about moving 2 frames from the langstroth to the long hive and putting in a flow frame just to try it out for this season.
I was wondering about what to do when we start over wintering preparations. I do not intend to leave the flow frames in the box for wintering, and because it is late in the season, there’s probably a chance that the frame won’t be capped when I need to remove it. I guess I could drain it for whatever is there when I take out the frame? Or alternatively freezing the frame as is and put it back in spring for the bees to fill?
Thanks for any suggestions.