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Local bees to hive


#1

Hello new to flow hive not yet bought one but would like to know how to attract local bees, as have many,to the hive is this done by introducing a queen bee to the hive cheers.


#2

Hi Mark,
You will need either a Swarm of bees (collecting from the wild), Package of bees (bought from a beekeeper), buy an established hive, buy a Nucleus hive (from a beekeeper).
It is unlikely anyone will sell you a queen bee if you do not have established bees. Thats like putting a woman on a desert island and asking her to create a city of people.
If you are keen to learn about bees and how to manage them, I would suggest looking into a bee club in your local area. They have classes, workshops and field days. This is the best way to start.


#3

Ok thank you.appreciate that will contact my local bee club interested to learn cheers!


#4

If you are interested in attracting a swarm to your hive, we have a section in the forum that discusses it quite a bit -

http://forum.honeyflow.com/c/swarms-bee-catching