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Doris Allen show HenryReply
These beehives have been proven over and over to be an expensive waste of time.Reply
seriously the worst idea in beekeeping, second only to neonics as the go to for herbicideReply
How about you source your arguments against it?
For us “fucktards” it looks pretty good on paper.
There are morons out there that make it their life’s work to be against everything that moves us forward. Just check the internet for proof.Reply
I have about 40 some years of beekeeping experience , on a modest level never more than 12 hives , but I’ve made many new hives, packages etc. In general know a lot about bees. Im friends with large scale beekeepers as well. There are a lot of problems with this hive concept that i don’t see blend addressed. I would certainly wait a year or so before buying one . I mean these guys have already made over 4 million before even sending out 1 hive.Reply
Swami Robert , I have no bee keeping experience but I am very eager to learn more and have a few hives of my own soon. Can you tell me more about why this system has problems? Im genuinly curious about what you think. Thanks so much!Reply
This hive forces the bees to load honey into plastic cells. Any experienced beekeeper knows that wax plays a prominent role in bee society, their physiology, immune system and reprduction. This relegated bees to being “production units” and isn’t something that will succeed.Reply
As a bee keeper I feel this is not a good design for the bees, it’s best for the health of the bees to make their own comb. Also I like the ability to check my hives to make sure the health of the hive is good . I tend to leave more honey then take to make sure the bees have enough to get through the unpredictable weather we are now experiencing.Reply
Hmm Idk possiblyReply
Heb mn teijfels hahaReply
the bees will know.Reply
I would love to do thisReply
This is some heady shiiiiReply
Sylvia, have you seen this? Thoughts?Reply
I haven’t seen it in action, nor do I know anyone who has used it, but I’m aware of it. It seems like a great setup for people who are interested in keeping bees, but want to be “hands off” with respect to managing them. I was hands off in my early years, and my colonies kept dying. I wouldn’t recommend keeping bees to someone who is not planning to do regular inspections. “Hands off” never worked for me. 🙂Reply
Yes, you end up disturbing the bees in even deeper levels…Reply
It can punch bees in halfReply
This has been proven to be detrimental to a hive, please do not do this to any poor beesReply
Yes. I also know why this is a bad idea, you drain the honey from the back of the combe which leaves the front still sealed with bees wax, making the bees believe they still contain honey. Its more intrusive to take the whole rack out but the bees understand they’ve lost some honey and respond by making moreReply
In ten plus years of using these it must work. I would say the bees realize the honey is gone and make more or they wouldnt be able to keep harvesting honey and they probably have enough sense to leave honey for the bees to have through winter just like they would with any a regular hive/boxReply
Abdurrahman Kapisiz tu en penses quoi?Reply
but this is very very bad for bees 🙁Reply
I’d have hoped for a better-informed page considering you have ‘eco’ in the name… https://www.honeycolony.com/article/against-flow-hive/Reply
Mary Jane TopashReply
How do they monitor and treat varroa mites?Reply
one word: stu-pid.Reply
I have friends who are in import export that have been trying to get one and they seem not to be real. Can you send a link to buy oneReply
This is NOT animal/ecofriendly! https://www.honeycolony.com/article/against-flow-hive/Reply
Michelle nix…..so agree. Just the shape of these hives is wrong.Reply
Cris Ward Just read the article, don’t cherrypick a few words… And if you want to carry the responsibility of keeping bees (healthy) you should have some basic knowledge and take the small effort of following a course.Reply
they are very pricey, friend o mines got a pair of them in his hives to test them out.Reply
Hey Janet Shold – maybe you could use this.Reply
I wouldn’t mind trying a flow hive. They’re expensive, though. Planning to harvest honey next year.Reply
First of all, the bees still get to build their normal honey combs underneath the plastic ones (so well done for criticising this system without even knowing how it works). Second, the plastic is food grade. Thirdly, yes for the beekeeper it might be nicer to be closer to the bees and interact with then more but for the bees that‘s very stressy (just imagine you gather food for a good while and then a giant comes along, smokes up your house, disassembles it and steals your stuff, not cool).
Fourth, if people wanna spend that money on it because of the clear benefits, so ‘bee’ it.
I own a flow hive. This article is completely misleading and the main reason why beekeepers don’t like the Flow Hive.
If you get a flow hive, you still have to open the hive regularly (every week or two) to check the status of the bees. You still have to check for mites every month and treat when they get too numerous.
The only thing the Flow Hive has over a regular langstroth hive is that you don’t have to remove the frames and buy/rent an extractor to remove the honey.
You misspelled ‘steal’.Reply
Maria, more humane option?Reply
Do I need a special permit to install one in my backyard ?Reply
Actualy , i realize most of ecosnippets news are misleading,fake or far far away from reality….i m unsubscribing,no point of keep reading this crap.Reply
My son got one, took over a year to receive.A novel idea,it flows honey,but a pain.If your really interested in beekeeping go for the regular hive.Reply
Paul Dougherty Marianne Polkowski-BurnsReply
Bobby Davis i want this so muchReply
One word. Propolis.Reply
Please look into this carefully before buying. You still have to educate yourself as a beekeeper. You still have to do beekeeper things. The foundation the bees build on is plastic, which I personally find an issue. The hive walls may be too thin in cold climates. And this hive design relies on a queen excluder, keeping the queen out of the honey area. Some beekeepers are against queen excluders as unnatural and unfair to bees. This hive is not just a simple honey factory which can be set up in the backyard and forgotten except to tap honey. Responsible beekeeping is still required to make sure the hive doesn’t become a vector for disease.Reply
Victoria D. Hamlin KerpaReply