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Timber included in our products is made from naturally grown resources - each hive will be slightly different in character.
The biggest innovation in beekeeping for 150 years just got an upgrade.
Available for Pre-sale now listed in AUD, with estimated shipping in December 2018.
All the benefits of the original Flow Hive with bonus new must-have features, this elegant hive is perfect for beginners or experienced beekeepers and contains 6 generation 2 Flow Frames, featuring our revolutionary honey harvesting technology.
Invented by father and son team Stu and Cedar Anderson, our patented Flow Frame technology is the most significant advancement in beekeeping since 1852. It is now possible to simply turn the Flow Key and watch as pure, untouched, unprocessed fresh honey flows right out of the hive and into your jar.
Crafted from premium Western Red Cedar, the Flow Hive 2 includes two observation windows in the specially modified Flow Super, a unique base with ventilation control and inbuilt multipurpose tray plus our distinctive gabled roof.
Pre-order now (estimated shipping December 2018) and receive the harvesting shelf and Flow veil at no extra cost.
• Estimated shipping in December.
The Flow Hive 2 is manufactured with a 3º slope towards the honey outlets for optimal honey harvesting, created by two footblocks attached to the front of the base.
As an optional extra, we have created this handy integrated adjustable hive stand for those who don’t have a hive stand, to enable the hive to be freestanding at your perfect hive location.
This special edition allows you to control the level of your hive even on uneven surfaces.
Simply wind each individual leg to the required height, using the handy inbuilt spirit levels located at the side and rear of the base as a guide. The spirit levels are custom made to be aligned when the correct slope has been achieved.
Priced at $109, you can add this upgrade accessory to your Flow Hive.
*This accessory is only compatible with Flow Hive 2 and cannot be added to the Flow Hive Classic
*Hint: save your discount codes and refer a friend codes for another day. The Black (& Yellow) Friday deals are so generous, so we cannot give you a coupon voucher if you apply other discounts at the time of check out.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Bees play a huge role in pollinating the food we eat.
Keeping bees brings awareness to the cycle of life we all depend on.
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.
Apply a coat or two of tung oil to bring out the lustre of this beautiful timber, and help it last even longer.
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.
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.
Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.
Our invention - the biggest innovation in beekeeping for 150 years - was originally launched in 2015 through a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign.
You’d have to suit up, smoke the bees, crack the hive open, lift out the frames, sweep off the bees, transport the frames to your honey shed, uncap each frame with a hot knife, stick the frames in a centrifuge, spin out the honey, filter out the wax and bee bits, fill your jars, take the empty frames back to the hive, open the hive again to replace them, then clean up all the mess. Phew!
Conventional honey harvesting:
It was hot, sticky, heavy work, involving special equipment and lots of squashed bees.
After a decade of tinkering, my dad Stu and I invented the beekeeper’s dream – the Flow Hive.
Flow Hive honey harvesting:
It’s so much easier for the beekeeper and so much gentler on the bees.
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!
“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
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:
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.
Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events. Jump online and have the opportunity to have your question answered.
Have Flow-related bee questions? We’re here to help, and operate during Australian business hours, Monday to Friday.
Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.
Ask general questions regarding beekeeping, and have them answered by the worldwide Flow community – or read through different topics to find your answer!
(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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