Geoff Johnson
Jan 26, 2018

Wot about a Flow group?

3 comments

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.

Alan Thomson
Jan 28, 2018

Hi Geoff. Yes they are expensive but I know at my place I am sadly lacking in space and organizational skills to have the room to properly run the equipment for the traditional hives. I would probably have never made the jump into beekeeping if the Flowhive hadn't had come along. I now have two Flowhives at my place and will invest in the basic seven frame super for a swarm I captured 6 weeks ago. It seems to me to be a great intro into the facinating life of this amazing insect. (Reckon I've probably given away 50kg's of honey so far)

 

Geoff Thompson
Mar 17, 2018

we are newbies to Bee keeping and are looking to get a Flow Hive

situated in Cooroy and would appreciate any comments

thanking you

Geoff

ashkostzya
Jul 5, 2018

How do I go about getting a queen bee for a FLOW HIVE ?!

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    Sep 23

    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 :-)
  • Kenneth Otte
    Oct 8

    Hi There, Can you point me in the right direction to purchase a flow hive?