If you’re new to beekeeping, or are setting up a Flow Hive for the first time, our Holiday Season Bundle is the perfect way to ensure you’ll have everything you need.
Featuring our best-selling Flow Hive 2 – carefully crafted for experiencing the joy of harvesting honey directly from the hive, bundled with essential safety equipment plus a sweet saving.
Which Flow Hive should I choose?
Want to get started, but not sure which Flow Hive is right for you? Our hives come in a variety of sizes and timber types, and all of our models are perfect for beginner beekeepers. Check out this video to see the different options available.
Building a new home for your bees is an exciting part of your beekeeping journey. It’s best to take your time and ensure that you get your assembly right. Check out our assembly videos here.
Top Tip:It’s easiest to paint or stain your hive before you add your windows and latches.
If you’re short on time, you’ll need your base, brood box, brood frames and roof first. It’s often some weeks before you need to add your Flow Super, so leave this for a rainy day.
Experienced beekeeper’s often keep extra brood boxes and brood frames on hand – you’ll be surprised how often they come in handy.
Not sure where you can set up a hive?
The good news is, you can keep a beehive almost anywhere! Especially a Flow Hive, as there is no need for additional processing equipment or lugging heavy frames full of honey for harvesting. From rooftops to balconies to backyards, it’s now possible to harvest honey directly from your hive.
Here are some tips to make sure your location choice is good for both you and your bees.
You should also check if you need to register your hive or as a beekeeper in your local region.
One of the most remarkable things about harvesting honey from a Flow Hive is tasting the different flavors captured in each frame.
Bees tend to fill cells in succession, one frame at a time, meaning that each Flow Frame can look, smell, and taste unique.
Flow’s patented technology allows single-source honey to be tapped individually, so you can experience the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle!) seasonal variations in colour, flavour, and bouquet. It’s like a small snapshot of your own backyard!
Don't worry – Flow will be here to help you every step of the way. We have plenty of online resources to help you gain confidence. Here's some tips to find the best help for your learning style.
Summer is late in the season to source bees, however, you might still be able to source a colony from a breeder, receive a hive split or pick up a late season swarm.
Learn as much as you can!
Fast-track your learning easily and enjoyably at TheBeekeeper.org. Learn in your own time with high-quality, expert-lead video lessons explaining what you need to know in order to feel confident looking after your bees.
When selecting your garden blooms, make sure to include some local native plants in a variety of different colours.
Bees, like humans, enjoy diversity. Include flowers of different sizes and shapes, and plant in clumps to make foraging a breeze.
Find plants that bloom at different times of the year. Support a range of different pollinators throughout the different seasons. Trees and shrubs produce much higher quantities of pollen and nectar, however, smaller plants produce forage more regularly – it’s great to have a selection of both.
Have some questions before starting?
Our customer service team will get back to you with an answer to your beekeeping question.
7-Frame Flow Hive
• Recommended for beekeeping in cold climates
• More room in the brood box which can lead to a larger bee colony
• An extra Flow Frame in the super for higher potential honey yield
• 10-frame Langstroth sizing
• Harvest 21kg (46 lb) when your Flow Super is full
6-Frame Flow Hive
• Our most popular Flow Hive size around the world
• A slightly lighter option for easier lifting
• 8-frame Langstroth sizing
• Harvest 18kg (40 lb) when your Flow Super is full
Adjustable Hive Stand
Control the height and level of your hive perfectly, even on uneven ground, ensuring the ultimate slope for honey harvesting.
Keep your hive level to aid in straight foundationless brood comb formation
Keep your hive dry and off the ground, preventing ground dwelling pests from gaining easy access.
Free Hive Stand – Limited time only
Simply add the coupon FREEHIVESTAND2+ at checkout to save $100!
Offer available until midnight September 17th or until sold out. T&Cs apply.
Adjustable Hive Stand Benefits
✭ Control the height and level of your hive perfectly, even on uneven ground, ensuring the ultimate slope for honey harvesting.
✭ Keep your hive level to aid in straight foundationless brood comb formation.
✭ Keep your hive dry and off the ground, preventing ground dwelling pests from gaining easy access.
✭ A rasied hive allows the bees to precicly maintain the hive airflow - resulting in an overall healthier colony.
Choose the size and model that matches your Flow Hive
8 Frame Brood Boxes are compatible with 6 Frame Flow Hives.
10 Frame Brood Boxes are compatible with 7 Frame Flow Hives.
If you need assistance in understanding which model Flow Hive you have, please contact support.
Bee suits are designed to be worn slightly baggy over your normal clothing, so it’s best to choose a slightly larger size than you would normally wear.
Be sure to give yourself plenty of room to move around with additional length for movement – ankles and wrists need to remain covered when you’re crouching, bending or stretching.
You do not want the suit to be tight fitting – it’s this loose fitting material that offers sting prevention.
If in doubt or between sizes, go up to the next size: