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Frequently Asked Questions

Can the honey channels get blocked?
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When the Flow Frame is operated the hexagonal honeycomb cells split forming vertical, zig-zag channels which the honey flows down to the large honey trough at the base of the frame.

The zigzag channels are sometimes blocked by a bee or by pollen. In bench tests we have found that the honey will flow around these blockages usually returning to the zigzag channel and down into the honey trough.

The honey trough at the base of the Flow Frame is comparatively large and we have never had (or can imagine) anything blocking it. It is also very accessible and can be cleaned  from outside the hive using a bottle brush or something similar.

Click here for information on how to clean Flow Frames.