Letter Re: Some Harsh Lessons of Beekeeping

Keith K,

Thank you for that informative write up on beekeeping. I’m jumping in to beekeeping this spring with an innovative new hive called the Flow Hive. You can check out their product at honeyflow.com. I have no experience with beekeeping, but this seems to be a revolutionary product that might make enough of a difference to you that you’ll give it another try. I think the non-invasive method of collecting the honey may help with your mortality rate and level of effort since you don’t need a bee suit, smoker, or honey extractor. The method also doesn’t remove the honey comb or disrupt the structure of the hive, so it’s much less “stressful” on the colony. Good luck! – Gilpin Guy