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Frequently Asked Questions

Small hive beetle (SHB) and Flow - Can they enter and is there a need for maintenance?
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Small hive beetle is a big problem in our area. We have designed the frames with beetles in mind.

Beetles cannot get into the honey trough or movement mechanism. Unlike other plastic frames we have made sure there are no spaces created to harbour beetles.

We have lost one Flow Hive to small hive beetles. The Flow Frames weren’t damaged but they did need a clean using a hot water hose. Remove the frames from the hive to do this. The water must be  hot enough to melt beeswax.