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How many brood boxes should I use?
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As with many beekeeping questions opinions vary on this one.

In our experience either one or two brood boxes work fine. But running a single brood box will lead to honey being stored in the Flow™ frames much earlier, especially the first time.

If you decide to use two brood boxes we recommend you first add the Flow™ super on a single brood box. Once the colony expands and the Flow™ super is totally packed with bees storing honey, then add a second brood box or honey super to give the colony more space if needed.

Remember, bees will happily live in a mailbox, wall cavity, tree hollow, a beehive with a single brood box or a beehive with multiple brood boxes. So in the end it is best to seek local knowledge and experience and make up your own mind.