Flow Hive 2 – Cedar 6 Frame - Scratch & Dent

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For the first time, we're offering a limited release of Scratch & Dent Cedar Flow Hive 2 (6 Frames) for those who are a bit handy and looking for an excellent deal.

Our in-house manufacturing team have very high QC standards, which means that when packing our premium hives, some usable pieces get put aside. 

Sustainability is a core value for all of us at Flow. We offer these Flow Hive 2s to those who also believe that it's better to make good use of our natural resources and are prepared to tinker a little. If tinkering isn't for you then please see our premium Flow Hive 2 here.

So what can you expect to find in our Scratch & Dent hives?

All timber included will be in useable condition, however, as the name suggests, you may find some scratches and dents in the timber and perhaps some minor imperfections with small timber knots. You may also need to sand or make minor adjustments with a chisel to assemble your hive. Please check the Materials Tab for some photos of the types of imperfections you might find. Many of the imperfections are on the inside of panels so once your hive is built, it should look just as good as our premium hives. And trust us – the bees won't notice!

Includes Premium Grade Flow Frames

The timber ware may be scratch & dent, however, this hive contains 6 premium 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 beehive and into your jar.

Tinker and save $180!

*No further discounts can be applied to this sale item

What is included:

NOTE: All timber items are Scratch & Dent grade.


Timber Components Flow Hive 2

Base w/ levels, ventilation

Harvesting shelf brackets

Flow Hive 2 brood box with brood frames

Flow Hive 2 gabled roof

Flow Hive 2 Flow Super


Flow Frames & Tubes

Flow Frames and Flow Tubes

Flow Key


Other Components

 

Mesh screen base

Flow veil

Pest control tray

Queen excluder

Assembly tool

Inner cover and plug


Optional extra

Adjustable hive stand



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.

Why get a Flow Hive?

Bees are fascinating!

Flow Hive is so much easier for the beekeeper, and so much gentler on the 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.

Delicious honey, directly into your jars

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!

Isolate all the different flavours of the seasons

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.

Share the experience with your friends

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.

Pollination. Education. Wonder!

Bees play a huge role in pollinating the food we eat.
Keeping bees brings awareness to the cycle of life we all depend on.

Scratch & Dent Western Red Cedar

The patented Flow Frame technology allows you to tap honey directly from your hive.

The Scratch & Dent Flow Hive 2 is created from usable timber pieces which have not passed our strict QC standards when packing our premium products.

All timber included will be in useable condition, however, you may need to glue, sand or adjust with a chisel to assemble your hive. But once it's together, it should look just as good as our premium hives.

Crafted from premium Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) which is a beautiful timber with a remarkably fine and stable grain structure, and is sustainably sourced in North America.

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 included with our Scratch & Dent hive are premium grade.

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.

How it works

Our invention - the biggest innovation in beekeeping for 150 years - was originally launched in 2015 through a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign.

“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


It’s hard to think of a more rewarding hobby than beekeeping.
However, extracting honey from a conventional hive used to be a real labor of love...

It was hot, sticky, heavy work, involving special equipment and lots of squashed bees.

Not anymore!

After a decade of tinkering, my dad Stu and I invented the beekeeper’s dream – the Flow Hive.

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!

How Flow Frame works

New to beekeeping and not sure where start?

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 fundamentals of beekeeping.
     

  • Regular 'Facebook Live' events

    Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly Facebook Live events.
     

  • Support from our awesome team

    Have Flow product 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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