I did a few quick hive inspections on the week end while the sun poped out for a while. Even though its winter the bees have been very busy with many foundation frames added around April/ May filled out to about 60 - 80 % with some nice white comb. The flow hive was also looking good after harvesting in late summer. Only one frame was fuly capped off with the others not ready yet. So I ony harvested the one frame of 2 litres of yummy Meliluca Honey. Happy days :-)
Maybe we should start a Flow Hive circle within Sunny Coast Beekeepers? I notice that many new members have Flow Hives and want to learn beekeeping but are reticent. I think that my Flow Hives are expensive and not optimal for SE Qld (gaps big enough to allow Small Hive Beetle). However, the harvest process is way less disruptive on the bees and easier for the keeper. My friend Jonathan and I expect to buy just the Flow frames ($80 each) and fit them into our own boxes.