Frequently Asked Questions
Will the queen lay eggs in the Flow Frames?
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The Flow Frame cells are wider and deeper than normal comb cells so that the queen will not lay worker eggs in them.
Occasionally, we have found that a queen will lay a few drone (male bee) eggs in a Flow Frame. This doesn't stop the Flow Frame from working, but does kill any drone eggs or larvae in the cells when you extract the honey.
If you find eggs or larvae in your honey, it is up to you whether you want to add a queen excluder and wait for the drones to hatch before continuing the harvest or just strain the jar of honey.
We recommend you use a queen excluder to ensure a drone/larvae free Flow Frame.