We just “rescued” a large swarm last week that is now pretty much filling up the brood box, so I added a standard honey super on top of that. The bees are busy drawing out comb. I think this hive is strong enough that I want to make this into my Flow Hive (I have 2 smaller hives of packaged bees that I initially intended to convert to Flow Hives).
Any recommendations on how best to do this? I want the Flow Frame Super directly on top of the brood box; removing that standard honey super. There are a LOT of bees up in that super already (queen is excluded in the brood box). Should I remove one of the Flow frames and just shake the bees off of the honey frames into the Flow Box? Just shake them off onto the tops of the Flow Frames? Remove the honey super and set it in front of the hive and let them migrate back into the main hive on their own?
I’m having a bit of trouble visualizing how to make this transition to the Flow Hive Super. Thanks