The good news is, you can keep a beehive almost anywhere! Especially a Flow Hive, as there is no need for additional processing equipment or for lugging heavy frames full of honey for harvesting. From rooftops to balconies to backyards, it’s now possible to harvest honey directly from your hive.
Here are some tips to make sure your location choice is both good for you and for your bees.
You should also check if you need to register your hive or as a beekeeper in your local region.
Although designed to be a perfect home for bees, it’s not often that a colony will move straight into your beehive – you’ll need to source a colony to call your own.
One of the best ways is from a reputable bee breeder who will help provide you with a healthy colony for your new Flow Hive.
A popular option is to purchase a Nuc – a small colony which includes a laying queen, workers, drones and 4 or 5 frames of brood and honey. This is an easy way to set up your first hive.
Top Tip: As soon as a colony is ready for a new home, they don’t often wait around, so it’s important to have your Flow Hive set up and ready to go.
Learn as much as you can!
One of the most important parts of becoming a beekeeper is learning as much as you can.
We have a swarm of resources available to help you every step of the way, including a comprehensive online beginner beekeeping course, created in conjunction with the world's experts – TheBeekeeper.org
It lets you fast-track your learning easily and enjoyably. Learn in your own time with high-quality videos explaining what you need to know in order to feel confident looking after your bees.