I’ve seen that this question has been answered twice before - but each post has differing answers!
So, I’m looking to purchase a flow hive but not sure whether to go for the Flow 2 with 6 or 7 flow frame supers with the 8 or 10 langstroth system?
I understand that the 8 frame system will be a lot lighter (which is great as family is afraid of bees so wont be getting any help!), and there are the obvious cost benefits.
But, the 10 frame system will gives the bees a lot more space in the brood box, and the benefit of more honey!
I live near Heathfield in East Sussex, so a bit colder than London but not as cold as up North. So also wanted to know if I need to protect them over winter?
If anyone can help me decide what size to go with, before I make my choice, that would be wonderful - as I don’t particularly want to make the mistake of having chose the wrong size down the line.
Thank you so much!!