Okay, I know this question has been asked but I need it broken down, so its stupid proof.
I’ve been told not to get a flow hive because of OSR and Ivy, as this doesn’t work in the UK, just to get a normal national.
There are many reasons why I want to get a flow hive, the main reason being the flow hive is going to be used on a working farm/day service for adults with autism and learning disabilities. The flow hive makes beekeeping so acciesble, not just for the novice, but for many people from a vareity of backgrounds and abilities, because it elimiates a lot of the risk that I, as a responsible provider, have to negate, but the by the sounds of it, to a novice anyway, I won’t be able to do this now.
Yet, I’ve read on the forums that there are certain months when rape seed is flowering I could either not have a super on or have a normal super on. If I had the choice, I’d got for a no super because we wouldn’t be able to extract anyway more than likely. I’ve also read that if I harvest quickly and don’t leave OSR honey or Ivy honey in the flow supers it will be okay.
How true is this?
Can someone break it down into simple steps.