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New to bee keeping set up


#1

Just preparing area for where l will be setting
Up my hive 20180324_170147|690x387


#2

What’s going on with that cage? Is that for the Flow Hive somehow?


#3

Chris! Welcome aboard … looks :eyes: like you have some lavender… Honeybees usually LOVE herbs. The 4’x4’x4’ cage might be for compost ?!

When do you get the Flow-Hive n bees :honeybee:? BTW where do you live ! North, South, East or West ?! Great :+1: pix’s ! Keep up the progress n keep us in touch !

Good luck :four_leaf_clover: n happy Beekeeping,
Gerald

PS … guess that not lavender … I do see grape :grapes: vines.


#4

The cage will have a lid on it. Then the
Hive will sit on top. Then around the outside
Of the cage l will put some bee friendly plants.
On the ground to the left is an old satelite dish
Now bee waterer. Any suggestions on plants?


#5

South australia will get the bees in sept.


#6

Flow hive on top plants around the outside


#7

Hi Chris, will you be able to stand on the cage (room and weight wise) to get at the brood to do your inspections and frame manipulations? Perhaps a ladder or something? Bees go mad on lavender but also wax flower…philotheca myoporoides.


#8

Yes it is pretty low to the ground photo doesn’t do it justice.


#9

Perennial basil (not the usual Italian kind) is much adored by bees, and flowers almost year round in the right climate.


#10

Yes will put flow hive on top put plants around
Outside of cage.