I keep 2 hives in rural Kong Kong which are inhabited by the Asian Honey Bee (Apis cerana). These bees are smaller than the European Honey Bee and not so productive. They also have the annoying habit of being somewhat itinerant, so the hives are empty for part of the year, only to be re-inhabited 2-3 months later.
Will the flow Hive be suitable for the Asian Bee?
The greatest threat we get is from the Giant Asian Hornet (Vespa mandarinia), which queue up outside the hives to snatch bees. We have witnessed the bees forming a swarm around these hornets and cooking them to death! However, we really need to be able to prevent these monsters from entering the hive. Will the Flow Hive help?