I was a beekeeper in the Puget Sound for twenty years and kept a maximum of nine hives at one time.
I thought I had retired from a very happy career of very active beekeeping in the Northwest, but since moving to Placitas New Mexico I find myself mentoring my daughter and son-in-law in beekeeping their two new Flow Hive 2’s.
I’ve never had a hive without an upper entrance! And for a wide variety of reasons I think it’s a serious oversight to not include one as an integral part of any hive system. It normally belongs in the inner lid on one side, so that it can be used or not by flipping it over at different times of the year.
However the standard configuration of the Flow Hive 2 makes no provision for any upper entrance at all, and the company videos seen to make no mention of one – though I admit I may not yet have viewed them all.
Does anyone else wonder about this?
If so does it not bother you as it obviously does me, or if it does what do you do about it?
I now plan to cut entrances of just over an inch wide in one side of both our inner lids immediately.
New Mexico USA