The Flow Hive enjoyed customs so much it stayed an extra night. We got it delivered early Saturday morning. At the date of this post, and for reference, import duties were applied. JPY5,560. DHL delivered it and were quite good in texting me when they had the package and tracking number (earlier last week). I received a phone call Thursday saying it was in customs and that it doesn’t look like they will be able to deliver it Friday.
Package arrived in excellent condition.
We took a stroll around our area mid last week and being a beautiful sunny day, and saw quite a few active bees. I ordered some Lemongrass oil and dabbed some on the balcony (2F) I plan to keep the hive, but not only have I not seen any bees there, we haven’t seen any for a couple of days.
I believe we have missed the opportunity for trapping and will either wait until next season or reach out to some domestic beekeepers to see if we can get a queen and bees to go with her.
Looked like rain this weekend (now past) so I have not set the hive up yet.