Mmmm If you are interested in such subject, then i guess you’re suffering of the same thing am having!
Well, hello all, This is Mohamed from United Arab Emirates, i bought few years back one Flow set and i tried to use it with bees locally, but guess what? the bees didn’t like it! yes, so simple! didn’t like it at all. Therefore, i decided to search on the net, and i found many different ideas on say for example we’re suppose to brush beewax on the frames; so that the bees would more accept the frames, but still didn’t work! I had to put the frame (brushed with bee wax in the brood box) but didn’t work.
well, so i had to take a parts some frames and cut them (thinning the depth of the frames to very small) something similar to the foundation thickness, and painted them with bee wax, guess what this time ha? mmmm Didn’t work again! <-- all this was happening on the left hand side of the brood box, so then i decided to insert one foundation fame, and guess what? they started building it the second day i inserted it!!! Second day guys!! where in the Flow frames/brushed with bee wax didn’t work for two months!! am serious two months and more! Am not here saying that Flow isn’t good! not at all, Flow is perfect, but I want to know what made the bees adopted soo QUICKLY the foundations, whereas the Flow frames not that much!?
What can we do so make the bees accept the flow frames more?
Can we make in the future the Flow frames smaller; so that bees don’t deal with it as something odd and don’t want to accept it? shall we make it thinner? softer? more natural for the bees to accept it? shall the Flow company for example send with the package when we buy from them, a pray that we can pray the frames with bees smell or something to make it more attractive for the bees and not to give us hard time struggling with the bees?!
Thanks all for reading, I want to discuss all this with all of you out there, please feel free to say what you have.