Actually I did not buy a Flow-Hive .. I bought a full Cedar Hive (10 frame Lang) from Beethinking.com the producer of the Flow-hive also. The Flow-Super will
fit atop my setup exactly. Mine will be the 7 frame Super when I order it next autumn vs the normal 6 frame Flow-hive (normal setup).
I had already order my 3 Nuc's of bees n started personally building 3 ten frame Langstroth setup before I had heard of the Flow Priject. No big deal as when I order a Flow-Super this Fall it will be the wider version.
I will use this first season for the bees to draw out two lower deep boxes of wax comb n their first winter of honey supply. That will be a large accomplishment anyway. If I am successful at wintering over all three colonies .. Then I will be able to add honey supers as well n a Flow-Hive 7 wide plastic frame Honey Super.
My three Nuc's are suppose to mid April if they are ready. As you know we have experienced a record WET winter here n on the West Coast. Not sure if that's going to delay or weaken Nuc's quality this season. Hopefully the Queens will be very healthy n fertile.
I've been busy in my small workshop making entrance reducers n a new wood jig for building/assembling 10 frames at once.
. These n other beekeeping classes n projects are keeping me busy this last winter n spring time now. I am also recording flowering dates n data on local flowers n nectar/pollen supplies/flowers.
Stay in touch.
Gerald (east of Renton)