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So, we did, in fact, have some warm winter days these past few weeks and I wanted to give a quick update on the Flow Hive.
The Good: I saw live bees up in the sugar stores of the Flow Hive and there was some activity.
The Bad: The wind keeps blowing the cardboard insert out of the Flow Hive's screened bottom board.
The Ugly: The wrapping of the split hive had come loose, and I didn't see any bees in the sugar or any signs of life from the split hive.
What I Did: Gave the Flow Hive a little more sugar and wrapped them back up safe and snug. Restapled the split hive wrapping.
Future Plans: Try to remember to take out the FLIR camera as well as a stethoscope to better check the split hive for signs of life next time the weather breaks. We are also moving the Flow Hive out into full sun next to the split hive.
If you would like to join the A2B2 Flow Hive Team or would like to know more about the Flow Hive in general, please contact Jen Haeger at firstname.lastname@example.org. All club members are welcome regardless of experience level! :)
What is a Flow Hive?
A Flow Hive is a Langstroth-style hive system with plastic frames which allow honey to be harvested directly from the hive. www.honeyflow.com/pages/how-flow-works