Hi everybody, Mike from Dorset here. I used to keep bees (in National hives) some years ago but after 3 successive years of the colonies failing to over-winter for no obvious reason and having to restock each time, I eventually became discouraged and gave up.
I am now enjoying early retirement and considering taking up the hobby again. My goodness, how some things have changed! I was thinking of going down the route of the Beehaus from Omlet and it was while reading some of their forum messages that I came across references to polyhives and Flow Hives - what were these strange contrivances, I wondered?
As you do, I followed up on the references with mounting interest and enthusiasm. 6 hours later (in the wee small hours of the morning) I was tired and bleary-eyed but much, much wiser.
Now all I have to do is decide whether I want the 8 or 10 frame Langstroth setup and which Flow Hive option to go for. Or should I wait awhile and see what further options Stuart and Cedar come up with?
Ohhhh, decisions, decisions