Getting buzzed

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  1. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    What do you bee-keepers think of Flow Hive?

    I've been considering getting some bees and buying a Flow Hive.



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  2. newduk

    newduk Elite Refuge Member

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    Lots of good info on the internet about the cons of the flowhive. I am not a beekeeper nowadays, but have had lots of experience in beekeeping in my younger years. From my personal perspective, I think I would avoid the flowhive and go the more traditional route if I were starting out. jm2
     
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  3. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    looks like 10 lbs of crap in a 5 lb sack to me
     
  4. Timber Hole

    Timber Hole Senior Refuge Member

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    I’ve only seen one flowhive. Seems to me that the goal of this hive is to avoid opening the hive. I’m not sure how you monitor the health and activity of the colony without getting in the boxes. I also wonder how you make certain they have enough honey stored to make it thru the winter.
     
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  5. cast&blast

    cast&blast Elite Refuge Member

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    Years ago I saw a house in Kansas City that had a hive build in to the kitchen with a plexiglass front so you could watch the bees like an ant farm. The bees had access to outside through a pvc pipe. You could open a valve and it would drip honey. I thought it was a pretty cool set-up.
     
  6. newduk

    newduk Elite Refuge Member

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    Exactly. Not sure how the plastic "comb" stacks up either. Bees making comb wax is a uniquely complex process. Part of the allure of having bees is the observation and interaction with them. The flowhive seems like a fast food version of beekeeping.
     
  7. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    We harvested tonight. A little disappointed but ended with 21 1/3 pints. 20180713_220731.jpg
     
  8. Timber Hole

    Timber Hole Senior Refuge Member

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    What is your setup for harvesting? Got a pic? Also, how much honey did you leave on each box and how much are trying to leave for the winter?
     
  9. newduk

    newduk Elite Refuge Member

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    Beautiful. How many hives?
     
  10. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    I rented an extractor and hot knife. Only take honey from the supers always leave the honey in the deep for the bees.
     
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