Hi guys, my name’s Roen. I’m an 8th Grader from Kailua, Hawaii. We just got bees put into our Flow Hive and we’re so excited! I’m still a little nervous about going out there and doing stuff like change the sugar water, feed the pollen patty, etc. Here’s a picture of my hive:
Congratulations! How exciting.
One of the best ways to get comfortable with your bees is to spend time observing them and getting to know there habits and routines.
I like to sit with my sketch pad and draw them and the flowers they visit, as well as journal what’s going on.
It is definitely a wonder to open the hive and check on the brood and honey stores and to try to spot the elusive queen.
Good luck with your bees, and welcome to the forum.There are lots of folks here who have experience and advice that they love to share.
Be sure to keep us updated
I too am novice but the more you do it the more confidence you get and the bees are fun to watch.
Hi Roen welcome,
I was in 8th grade in 1956 and after two years with bees I still feel like a novice with something to learn every day.
That’s great. What a fun project to take part in
I just purchased a flow hive. I live on Windward side of oahu as well. I was just wondering where you got your bees from on the Island. Could you help with that?
Hello and welcome to the Flow forum!
One of the best ways to get bees is from a local bee club. They can also support and educate you through you beekeeping journey. I would suggest that you tell them that you are using a Langstroth hive, and do not mention Flow hive. Some traditional beekeepers are very hostile towards Flow. The only thing that is different from a Langstroth is the honey harvesting method, and we can help you with that here. Everything else should be managed exactly as a Langstroth hive would be in your area.
I found this group, but there are probably several more:
I was a bit apprehensive when I attended my first meeting at my local beekeeping society in Brisbane. Most of the talk seemed to be about Langstroth only. But when one member asked for a show of hands who owns a Flow hive, about half the attendees’ hands went up.
I felt better straight away.