hello from central Italy
Hi. Are you in Tuscany.
Umbria, which neighbours Tuscany. I’m a newbie and have just assembled two flow hives.
Thank you for the reply. The reason I ask is that my partner Lesley and I have made a couple of trips to Italy, our last involving a 6 week stay in a Villa just out of Cortona. We long to return to Italy and will do so sooner rather than later. Are the sunflowers out yet? I too am a new beek with three hives although none are Flow hives. A good friend has one and I am rather fascinated by them but decided to start off with traditional Langstroth hives.Two of my three are polystyrene and they are excellent in our local conditions.
Look forward to hearing of your progress. Keep in touch
Hi Ken, The sunflowers have just been planted, and will be ready for a September harvest in this region. I helped my Dad do beekeeping in the 1970s, and thoughts of him made me have a crack at it. I’ve no idea what I’m letting myself in for - but I’m sure it will involve a bit of a muddle. I’ve also purchased the book that they mention on this site about natural beekeeping. All the best John
Very happy to talk over any newbee question you have. Despite the fact I do not have
I have attached a photo of my three hives. One is outperforming the others and i have no idea why but its great that it has provided me two harvest of honey since it began late last December. Keep in touch, Ken
Hi there, Welcome to the forum