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Brood Box – Flow Hive 2 Cedar

$75.00

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We have a limited number of these Flow Hive 2 brood boxes are available now for immediate shipping

Manufactured in the same style as those included with our Flow Hive 2, these premium Western Red Cedar 8 frame Langstroth deep brood boxes can be used for brood, or as an additional conventional honey super.

Made in Australia from durable, sustainably sourced Western Red Cedar, these brood boxes are the ideal addition to our Western Red Cedar Flow Hive 2 kit.

What size do I need?

Confused about what size to get? Don't worry we get it! Our Flow Frames are slightly wider than traditional wooden brood frames, so for an 8 frame Langstroth hive, 6 Flow Frames are used to completely fill the super. This brood box is compatible with Flow Hive 2 – 6 frame or 8 frame Langstroth beehive.

The Flow Hive 2 brood box is not compatible with the wider Flow Hive Classic 7 (or 10 frame Langstroth hive).

Comes with brood frames. 

• Does not include bees.

• Ships flat packed ready for easy assembly.

• Does not include assembly instructions. Please find these here.

NOTE: It is possible to stack this product with either our Western Red Cedar or Araucaria products. Langstroth sizing can vary up to a few mm so depending on the timber width of your existing hive, these brood boxes may not sit completely flush, however, this won’t impair functionality.

The Flow Hive 2 brood box is part of our first batch of in-house manufacturing, using precision laser cutting.

This allows us to focus on quality control and ensure the highest levels of sustainability throughout the process, and also gives us the ability to innovate more quickly.

TIMBER - WESTERN RED CEDAR

Crafted from premium Western red cedar, using precision manufacturing.

We decided to use Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) as it is a beautiful timber with a remarkably fine and stable grain structure. It is is a highly durable and naturally weatherproof timber.

We recommend applying a coat of weatherproof sealant to bring out the lustre of this beautiful timber and help it last even longer.

Read more about sealing your product here.

Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resources - each hive will be slightly different in character. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics.

 

FLOW FRAMES - BPA & BPS-FREE PLASTIC

Made in Australia from durable, highest quality food-grade, BPA and BPS-free plastic, Flow Frames have taken the beekeeping world by storm.

We have worked hard to ensure that our Flow Frames are manufactured from the very best food grade materials.

The clear viewing ends of the frames, as well as the honey tube and caps, are made from a virgin food grade copolyester. The manufacturers have assured us that it's not only BPA-free, but it is not manufactured with bisphenol-S or any other bisphenol compounds.

The manufacturers also advise that third-party labs have tested this material and the results have demonstrated that it is free of estrogenic and androgenic activity. The centre frame parts are made from a virgin food grade polypropylene which is also free from any bisphenol compounds and is widely accepted as one of the safest plastics for food contact.

Plastics have been used for many years in beehives for both brood and honey combs and have not been found to have a negative impact on bee colonies.

Store Flow Frames in a dry, cool, dark location out of direct sunlight when not in use. You can find further information in our FAQs.

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 prevention and are purpose designed for functionality.

 

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

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:

  • Getting Started - What You Need To Know

    A handy interactive guide explaining the basics of beekeeping.

  • Beginner Beekeeping Video 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 - Our friendly support staff will get back to you ASAP
    • 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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