posted on Dec, 10 2015 @ 08:19 AM
a reply to: Ghost147
I purchased directly from Flow Hive, and I live in Canada, so an extra 30% in exchange.
With the Flow Hive you still need all the gear, suit, some frames already started, tools, extra boxes, extra frames, wintering items, feeding systems
for fall, etc.
All together, as I said, i have spend almost $3000.00 Canadian dollars to get setup.
I can get a Langstroff hive in Canada for about $300.00 and extractor, as you said, $250 on the cheap, or about $500 for a good one.
The best savings is the extractor and all the work to get your honey, time to extract, time to cleanup, etc.
I still believe that the Flow Hive is the way to go, but will find out this coming season.
I also think, that this is a very good to get more people involved in bee keeping, but there is a lot of negativity from existing bee keepers due to
change and the unknown.
You still have to care for your hive as you would with any bee hive.