There are over 19,000 different bee species worldwide, yet sadly their numbers are on the decline.
Right now 10% of these essential little pollinators are facing extinction.
Gardeners know how important pollination is – whether you’re into prize-winning blooms, or feeding your family from your vegetable plot, our little garden allies are completely necessary for the health and reproduction of our plants.
Loss of habitat, lack of forage and increased use of pesticides is having an alarming impact on our pollinators. Many areas are experiencing a decrease in the availability of insects, and in extreme cases, trees are being pollinated by hand to make up for the lack of natural pollination.
The prospect of a world without bees is a scary one, considering that approximately 30% off our food crops and 90% of our plants depend upon them.
Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, where the discoveries are endless. Plus the honey really is an amazing bonus!
If you’re just getting started, we’re here to help – our friendly support team is on hand via email, phone, or live chat to get fast answers to your buzzing questions.
We’ll support you every step of the way with a swarm of educational resources to ensure your beekeeping journey will be an enjoyable one.
Ready to take the first step? Learn beekeeping terminology – from queen excluders, to drone bees and all the parts of a beehive – by downloading our simple PDF guide to beekeeping to start your journey today.
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.
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.
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.
Harvesting honey together as a family is an incredible experience and enough to entice all members of your family to learn about bees which are completely fascinating! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself with extra hands on deck to help out with brood inspections ;)
Make sure you have some extra suits on hand – we have protective wear in all sizes to accommodate all members of the family.
Still have questions? We'd love to hear from you.
Beekeeping is a fascinating hobby which when approached with knowledge, skill and dedication can be incredibly rewarding.
It is important to understand some basic safety guidelines to ensure that your beekeeping experience is a safe and positive one.
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.