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Warwickshire UK Flow hive keepers


#1

Hi are there any other people in Warwickshire United Kingdom Who are awaiting their flow hive to arrive :honeybee:
It would be great to form a group of us meet and chat and share ideas


#2

I’m in Solihull I was hoping to go to a meeting this week are you already a member? I had a return call when I first purchased my hive and I got a strange mixed reaction from the guy at Solihull. I felt like I was being berated for just thinking I could buy a hive and not know anything - I was quite annoyed as I have been reading and researching and I’m not going into it blind. But the reaction I got to buying a flow hive was not exactly welcoming.


#3

Hi…I am getting a flow hive too…I haven’t told anyone as the reaction to anyone getting an Omlet Beehaus is bad enough…I am just going to enjoy it…woooheee…what fun it will be. I wouldn’t pay any attention to the negative comments…do your own thing. I have poly hives and Beehaus’s and I am just going to love playing with this new toy!


#4

I know what you mean sometimes these groups can be very opinionated wouldn’t it be great if we could find a enough people locally to start our own group that is less opinionated and more interested in supporting each other to care for these be the best we can fingers crossed we will find enough people locally with varying degrees of experience :pray:t2: then we can organise our first meet ?


#5

Hi, I’ve just received my first flow hive, I’m located near Nuneaton.


#6

Hi George, I would be interested in hearing about your experience. I am with Leicestershire BKA, and it would be great if you could come and tell us all about it at one of our winter meetings. I have been wondering whether to take the plunge, but it is quite an investment.


#7

Hello Everyone,

I have now been running the FlowHive for 3 years now, My beekeeping division (club) have open up to FlowHive and have a FlowHive Super on display at it’s training division.

We also had Stuart over last year who gave a talk on the FlowHive, which I recorded and upload on YouTube for people to see. Have had the FlowHive team come and film us on the success we have had with our FlowHive.

The beekeeper trainers in my division have understood now what the FlowHive is, which makes it easy for someone to start beekeeping. Because I made mine work at the same time maintained a good relationship with the trainers has assisted them opening up to the FlowHive.

There are also members in the division who have had their FlowHive for 3 years and bees have not gone up. The member now asked me if I wanted his Super as he does not want it, lol.

The first year I would recommend you learn how to handle your bees and would suggest to start with two colonies, means you need to get two FlowHive if you choose that to be your hive. My wife and I have decided we sticking to the FlowHive. We have 3 FlowHive and will expand to another 3.

Timing is crucial for when you put & take off your FlowHive suppers.

I would also recommend you get some Nuc’s for swarm control and to raise new queens.

Yes all start costing but you do start making a return once you sell the honey your bees produces.

Hope that helps or make you more confuse.