I am new to beekeeping and so glad I found this site! I went to an evening course march this year so I know a little but I am currently deciding which hive type to get and would really appreciate some advice.
I have been looking at a Cedar National hive from irishbeehives.com in Kerry. Has anybody dealt with this company before?
I live in Dublin and I think the National would be the best for me regards lighter weight etc.. but I want to make sure I choose the most appropriate one for my local area so far as what most beekeepers use around here. I will be joining the beekeepers association as soon as the next meeting takes place.
There is an option of a bigger brood box thats 14 by 12 but I was wondering will this cause problems with getting a nucleus if it has a standard sized brood box? Maybe I should stick to the standard size for the moment?
Any advice would be very welcome!