I’m just wanting to start a Colorado forum for fellow Flow Hive purchasers and any other beekeeping talk that might be of interest to Flow hivers.
We kept bees years ago, but due to bear issues several years in a row, quit. Now we’re excited to try again. We now have gardens in stud fencing and electric fencing and will put hive within one of those areas.
We attended a talk recently by Beth Conrey, President of Colorado State Beekeepers Association, and her main emphasis is “Food for Bees”. Lots of hives could be started, but if no food, then no honey or bees. And the food - i.e. flowers/pollen - comes from untreated seed plant starts. Like be wary of flower purchases from places like Home Depot, etc. There can be large landscapes of flowers, but do you see bees visiting?
Plant bee friendly plants. We have lots of “Walker’s Low” Catnip which is loaded summer-long with bees, wild bees and bumble bees.
Go to the CSBA website, www.coloradobeekeepers.org, to learn more.
I am interested in where to purchase bees.