Hello, all! I am not a beekeeper yet because I live in an HOA community so we do not have enough property for that. We are hoping to do this in the future though, when we hopefully get enough property to have at least one flow hive on the ground.
I would be very grateful if someone in the Central Florida area (I live in Mount Dora) would be willing to allow my husband and I to come and see your hives in action.
I did attend a beekeeping talk, for lack of a better term, at Mount Dora library several months back. I have to say that the speaker was not fond of the flow hives when I asked if she had an opinion on them, though I am rather certain she has not used them or even possibly not seen them in action.
I did get a catalog with a lot of beekeeping supplies and equipment, and I will honestly say that the cost for all of that would be extremely prohibitive to me, but I could definitely see myself purchasing an entire flow hive, then getting any additional equipment as needed, and I think it would be much more cost-effective.
So here locally, what have you seen from other beekeepers as to their opinion on the flow hive? To me it looks like a no-brainer especially when you consider cost and complexity of use of the traditional beekeeping equipment and paraphernalia.
I look forward to some responses. Have a great day!
intrepid Beekeeper wannabe