Unless you’re lucky enough to live in a warm area with year round forage, most beekeepers at this time of year, will have packed down their hives, ensuring that their colonies will be kept warm and have enough honey stores to last the winter. It’s a great time to look ahead and start planning for the new season.
There are plenty of things to keep an aspiring beekeeper busy during the colder months. These include: choosing the best hive for your needs, joining a bee club, registering as a beekeeper and learning as much as you can about bees!
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.
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