Frequently Asked Questions
How do the Flow frames work?
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The Flow Frame consists of partly pre-formed honeycomb cells. The bees complete the comb with their wax, fill the cells with honey and cap the cells as usual.
The operating tool is inserted in the top of the frame and turned, (a bit like a tap) the cells split vertically inside the comb forming channels, allowing the honey to flow down to a sealed trough at the base of the frame and out of the hive. During this operation the bees are practically undisturbed on the comb surface.
When the honey has finished draining, the operating tool is inserted into another slot and turned again which resets the comb into the original position and allows the bees to chew the wax capping away and fill it with honey again.