Spring is the perfect time to get started with a new colony. “Splitting” is a cost-effective way of establishing a new hive and one of the best gifts an experienced beekeeper can give someone new to the hobby. Hilary Kearney explains how to do it and how to avoid some of the pitfalls associated with this common beekeeping practice.
Although many people have tried, you’ll find that if you place an empty hive in your yard it’s unlikely that a colony will just move in. Beehives are designed to be a perfect home for bees – here are some of the ways you can get a colony to call your Flow Hive home.