Thought id post, finally. FYI I’m in Perth Western Australia
Obviously new to beekeeping and i had a couple of setbacks early on in the piece, but with the help of a local chap, he assisted in setting up the Flow Hive with a swarm of bees.
The lil buggers are fantastic, non aggressive and have been working their little backsides off since October when we 1st housed them in the brood box. Once that was mostly filled i put a 8 frame Langstrom box on top with a Q excluder between the 2. Honestly, with all the flowers in bloom here on the flats (im not in the hills where they have been struggling), and a good variety of them that was full in about 3 weeks. I was surprised.
So today, I went in and checked them and it was like a bee fair, lots of them and mostly full frames. So on went the Flowhive today and even though flowers are tapering off as the heat starts to set in me thinks i should be able to extract some honey from the top within the month.
But the best bit, my 1st taste of their work, took a little bit, the smell of pollen through it and the warm sweetness, wow. Makes the shop bought stuff taste like mud.
Amazing. Any1 else from here locally fairing the same ???