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Flow Hive Hybrid / colony maintenance
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Flow Hive Hybrid / colony maintenance

The Flow Hive Hybrid incorporates both Flow Frames and conventional frames in the Flow Super. This gives beekeepers the opportunity to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow and the advantage of being able to manage their colony by rotating conventional frames between the brood box and the super.

This can be beneficial for keeping your worker population strong and can also help with winter preparations or encouraging the bees into the super for quicker uptake.

If you notice a strong honey flow, and your bees are busy filling frames, you might want to consider storing traditional frames outside of the hive for winter feeding. To do this you will need extra traditional frames to replace the ones you have removed.

If you need extra advice on colony management, check out our forum to chat with experienced beekeepers from around the world.