Re: FLOW? What exactly is it and how do I know it's time?
I spent a cpl of hours this morning transfering some nucs into full size boxes, most of which were ten frame nucs, dbl 5 framers. And then I supered them w/ shallow supers above excluders. I also put one shallow super on each of the hives in my home yd which showed bees up in the super above the excluder or those which have a medium of honey already and lots of bees.
Going back 4 hrs later I found bees in the shallow supers and some of the cells already have nectar showing in them. That tells me a flow is on. If I find tomorrow that there is a lot of nectar in the combs then I will be able to determine the current strength of the flow.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau, Mark B