Hello Everyone! New owner of a cedar flow hive in Illinois and am excited to get this party started after a lot of education the last two years. I want to do my part for our environment and also teach my kids that we need to protect what is so precious! I’m just waiting for Vermont natural protectant to arrive this week to coat and then assemble my flow hive. I plan on picking up a Italian nucleus in two weeks and looking for any tips you would like to throw my way. I plan on feeding them since it is late in the season.
I plan on siting the flow hive on my berm 10+ feet away from property line. I’m thinking of putting it next to the arborvitae’s (right side berm)for a wind block and flight path adjustment to keep them higher away from neighbors. I’m going to put two cinder blocks in the mulch as a platform for the hive. Interested in all opinions on siting, winter preparation etc. thank-you!