I live in Tasmania am a total novice to beekeeping but am interested in buying a Flow Hive. Can anyone tell me how much effort it takes to maintain one of these hives and how much honey they produce? (which I know is like asking how long is a piece of string but I just need a very rough estimate!).
My wife refuses to let me have a hive at home so I was thinking of asking some retired bee keepers I know who might be interested in sharing a Flow Hive that live near me. They previously gave it up because of the effort of maintaining a traditional hive but I think they may be interested in this new seemingly easier system.
P.S. I was very inspired to keep bees after reading Bill McKibben’s book ‘Oil and Honey’.