I was considering getting my Dad a Flow hive for his 60th birthday. He lives in the countryside now and puts loads of work into the garden, growing all his own vegetables, so I thought a beehive would work well for him: he could eat his own honey, from the nectar from his own flowers!
He’s definitely very dedicated, but I just want to make sure I’m giving him something he can enjoy, not a back-breaking job! I’m aware from reading the forums that every hive is different and that different problems arise for different people, but what would a typical month of beekeeping look like? Would it be an hour a week, or an hour a day? I just need a vague sense of how much commitment it would take…
Also, if he went away for a month on a holiday, would that jeopardise the hive?
Sorry for such a broad question, but I’d love to hear a very vague sense of how many hours go into maintaining a successful Flow hive.
Thanks so much!