Keeping a healthy bee colony requires knowledge, care and maintenance. However, there's one area of beekeeping – harvesting – which has recently undergone some incredible advancements.
Thousands of Flow aussie backyard beekeepers are enjoying the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle!) seasonal variations in colour, flavour, and bouquet.
Whether it be the zesty delights of a nearby citrus orchard or the floral notes of lavender, honey harvested from a Flow Hive is raw and completely unprocessed, making it superior in flavour to commercially produced honey.
Philip takes us through some of his highlights of becoming a beekeeper and how he and his children now connect with the would around them with a Flow Hive 🐝😃
My favourite thing about beekeeping is how it helps us live more sustainably with the world.
In over 130 countries.
From backyards, gardens, rooftops to balconies, this easy honey harvesting technology has inspired thousands of new beekeepers to discover the fascinating world of bees and now their gardens are reaping the rewards.
Find out how Aussie Television icon Johanna Griggs got completely hooked on beekeeping with her best friend Chris Bath.
This invention is incredible. I have 22 jars of honey in 11 minutes and all I’ve had to do [to harvest] is turn a key... I can’t believe that something so simple that we can all be doing can be doing so much good in the world. It just gives me so much joy!
A Flow Hive is great for beginners as our technology makes harvesting so easy, PLUS all hive purchases come with our Bee Supported package, including dedicated email, chat, phone support, and access to our Flow Community Forums that are a hive of activity and information.
If you’re not sure where to begin, download our simple PDF guide to beekeeping here to get on top of it all. We're also here to help you get up and buzzing in no time.
Our Starter Bundle has everything you need to get started AND a sweet saving.
Flow Hives are made in Australia by dedicated staff with precision and care.
Our Flow Frames are an artificial foundation from BPA- and BPS-free food grade plastic, manufactured right here in Australia.
Workers are respected and valued in certified safe work environments and are employed under fair trade conditions.
The Flow Hive is invented by father-son duo Stuart and Cedar Anderson of Northern Rivers, NSW.
We’re here to help! Email with our friendly support staff, or phone in and kick back for a good old chat with Trace, or live chat to get fast answers to your buzzing questions.
There is a lot of new beekeeping terminology that you’ll need to understand. From queen excluders to drone bees and all the parts of a beehive, download our simple PDF guide to beekeeping here to get on top of it all.
If you're thinking about getting set-up for the first time, here is a handy Decision Chart to help make your choice a bit easier.
Yes! The Flow Hive is successfully in use in all climates wherever beekeeping is possible, from tropical North Queensland climates to cold Tasmanian climates.
Yes! Getting set up with a Flow Hive is a great interactive family activity as our revolutionary honey harvesting technology removes the need for additional harvesting equipment, making this enjoyable hobby much more accessible.
All Flow customers get unlimited access to our basic beekeeping guides, beginner beekeeper video series, email, phone and chat support to get you set up and confident in starting your new hobby. We also have a dedicated forum where members of the 75,000 strong Flow community discuss beekeeping and answer any questions you may have.
Still have questions? We'd love to hear from you.
Bees rarely find their way into empty beehive boxes, even though they are designed to be a perfect home for them.
There are a number of ways of starting a colony, from buying a package of bees, to receiving a hive split or catching a swarm.
We also have a range of videos and blogs to help you understand the different ways in which you can source bees for your new hive.
Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, one in which the learning never ends.
We have a swarm of resources available to support all new beekeepers, including:
- Plus a knowledgeable support team on hand to answer your questions.
Learning from experienced people in your local area is invaluable so it's also helpful to connect with a local beekeeping club, beekeeping course or mentor for support.
Yes! Flow Hives are perfect for setting-up just about anywhere.
You will need enough space to access the back of the hive for easy harvesting and your bees will require a clear space at the front of the hive for their flight path.
You'll also need to check-in with local governing bodies to find out if there are any regulations that you need to be aware of.
Here are some of our top tips on where to set up your beehive.
Beekeeping is a labor of love. As with all animal husbandry, it’s a pastime that requires knowledge, skill and dedication and which carries with it inherent risks.
Beekeeping suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent prevention against bee stings but are not 100 percent effective. It’s important new beekeepers exercise caution when tending to their hives and are comfortable with the fact that sooner or later, all beekeepers get stung.
Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.
We have strictly limited quantities of our hives so you'll have to act quick to ensure you don’t miss out.
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