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Flow Hive Classic Cedar 6 Frame – Character Grade

$889.00 $989.00

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Harvest honey on tap directly from your hive! 

Sustainability is a core value for all of us at Flow. We are passionate about our ecological footprint and minimise waste by utilising as much timber as possible during manufacturing. These character Flow Hives are made from STK (sound-tight-knot) western red cedar, sourced from smaller plantation trees and shows a variety of characteristics giving each its own unique personality.

These character hives may include unique qualities in the timber such as feature knots, grain markings, small dents and some rougher surfaces.

At this incredible price, these hives are perfect for beginners or experienced beekeepers who are happy with cosmetic imperfections in their timber components in order to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow and making better use of our natural resources.

The patented Flow Frame technology is the most significant advancement in beekeeping since 1852. Made in Brisbane, Australia, from durable, BPA- and BPS-free plastic, Flow Frames have taken the beekeeping world by storm.

We only have a limited quantity, so get in quickly to forage for a bargain!

 

How much honey can I harvest?

Harvest up to 18 kgs (40 lb) of honey when the super is full. Watch as fresh, pure unfiltered honey Flows from the back of the hive directly into your own jars. No filtering, no mess.

Each Flow Frame holds approximately 3 kg (6.5 lb) of unprocessed honey, this can increase if the bees really build each frame out. Bee prepared with extra jars in case your first one overflows!

For more information on honey collection see our FAQ

Here's what’s included:

  • Flow Super (Western Red Cedar) to fit 6 Flow Frames
  • 6 Flow Frames
  • 6 Flow Tubes
  • 1 Flow Key
  • Base with screened mesh
  • Gabled roof
  • Inner cover
  • Queen excluder
  • Brood Box (Western Red Cedar) 8 frame Langstroth sizing
  • 8 standard Langstroth frames with comb guides
  • Printed operation manual

Comes flat-packed and unsealed, leaving you with the satisfying experience of assembling yourself and bee-ing creative by painting or sealing it to suit your personal tastes.

Timber components and Flow Frames ship in separate boxes.

Does not include bees! Click here for info on how to get bees.

Why get a Flow Hive?

Bees are fascinating!

Flow Hive is so much easier for the beekeeper, and so much gentler on the bees.
Watch through the side and rear window and see all the girls making honey!
There are just so many intriguing things that bees do - the learning never ends.

Delicious honey, directly into your jars

Easily harvest pure, unheated, unprocessed, untouched, raw delicious honey directly from the hive! No mess, no fuss, no expensive processing equipment, and much more gentle on the bees than conventional harvesting.
With Flow, you can fill just one small jar from part of a frame and bring it straight to the kitchen for breakfast, or harvest one or more Flow Frames and share it with your friends!

Isolate all the different flavours of the seasons

Because you can harvest single frames directly into your honey jar, you get to taste all the different flavours of the seasons without the blending, heating and oxidisation associated with conventional harvesting methods.
Bees tend to fill frames one at a time, so each Flow Frame will reflect the flowers that were blooming when it was filled, allowing distinctive variations in colour and flavour to shine through.

Share the experience with your friends

With Flow, harvesting honey is now something you can easily do with friends and family.
To share the experience and gift honey to your friends is one of the great things about keeping bees.

Pollination. Education. Wonder!

Bees play a huge role in pollinating the food we eat.
Keeping bees brings awareness to the cycle of life we all depend on.

Waste not, want knot

The timber components of this hive are precision laser-cut and crafted from sustainably sourced Western Red Cedar, created from timber panels not utilized in our premium stock. 

Though the timber components for this hive are classified as sound tight knot (bee grade), your hive will be fully functional and the gabled roof and Flow Frames included are still first grade. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics

The patented Flow Frame technology allows you to tap honey directly from your hive. Made in Australia from durable, highest quality, food-grade, BPA and BPS-free plastic – Flow Frames have taken the beekeeping world by storm.

Western Red Cedar is a highly durable and naturally weatherproof timber – it’s longevity and lustre can be increased by applying a coat or two of timber sealant.

This product is the same width as a 6 frame Flow Hive/Super, or an 8 frame Langstroth hive/super/brood box.

More precise dimensions are available here in our FAQ.

Beekeeping is a labour of love. As with all animal husbandry, it’s a pastime which requires knowledge, skill and dedication and which carries with it inherent risks.

Our unique Flow 3-layer mesh beekeeper suits provide the best available sting protection and are purpose designed for functionality.

 

Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.

How it works

Our invention - the biggest innovation in beekeeping for 150 years - was originally launched in 2015 through a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign.

“This has all come about because of our love for the bees and an acknowledgement of how important they are, not only to the food we eat, but to all life on Earth.”
- Stuart Anderson

“If we look after the bees, they’ll look after us. And the honey really is an amazing bonus.”
- Cedar Anderson


It’s hard to think of a more rewarding hobby than beekeeping.
However, extracting honey from a conventional hive used to be a real labor of love...

It was hot, sticky, heavy work, involving special equipment and lots of squashed bees.

Not anymore!

After a decade of tinkering, my dad Stu and I invented the beekeeper’s dream – the Flow Hive.

It makes harvesting honey as simple as turning a tap and watching as up to 3kg of pure fresh honey pours out into your jar from each Flow Frame. And because it’s completely unprocessed, it tastes amazingly good!

How Flow Frame works

New to beekeeping and not sure where start?

Great - the world needs more people caring for the bees!

Beekeeping is such a fascinating pastime enjoyed the world over by people from all walks of life.
Learning about looking after your bees is a fascinating and truly rewarding experience. They are amazing little creatures!

We love welcoming new beekeepers worldwide into the Flow family and have a swarm of resources to assist you in your journey.

Included with the purchase of any of our Flow products is support from our knowledgeable Flow team via:

  • Beginner Beekeeping Series

    This great series is free to watch, anytime at your leisure. Whether you are a newbee or an experienced beekeeper wanting to refresh your skills, our beginner beekeeping series has handy tips and information to get started on your beekeeping journey with confidence.
     

  • Regular Q & A 'Facebook Live' events

    Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events. Jump online and have the opportunity to have your question answered.
     

  • Support from our awesome team

    Have Flow-related bee questions? We’re here to help, and operate during Australian business hours, Monday to Friday.

    • Email with our friendly support staff
    • Phone kick back and have a good old chat with Trace
    • Live chat get fast answers to your buzzing questions

     

  • FAQ

    Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.
     

  • Community Forum

    Ask general questions regarding beekeeping, and have them answered by the worldwide Flow community – or read through different topics to find your answer!
     

How much honey can I harvest?


(Timelapse image shows 18kg honey harvest from 6-frame Western Red Cedar Flow Hive Classic)

Harvest up to 18 kgs (40 lb) of honey when the 6-frame super is full. Watch as fresh, pure unfiltered honey Flows from the back of the hive directly into your own jars. No filtering, no mess.

Each Flow Frame holds approximately 3 kg (6.5 lb) of unprocessed honey, this can increase if the bees really build each frame out. Bee prepared with extra jars in case your first one overflows!

For more information on honey collection see our FAQ.



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