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Flow Hive Hybrid Araucaria 3 Frame

$649.00

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The Flow Hive Hybrid gives you the best of both worlds– fresh, natural honeycomb and pure, unfiltered honey on tap straight from the hive.

This complete hive combines Flow technology with traditional wooden frames in the Flow Super, giving beekeepers the opportunity to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow and the ability to collect delicious honeycomb.

Priced at $649.00 AUD our Flow Hive Hybrid is our most affordable complete setup!

 

Crafted from premium Araucaria (also known as Hoop Pine) – highly regarded for its stability & durability, the Flow Hive Hybrid also includes an integrated pest management screened bottom board, observation windows and our distinctive gabled roof. 

The Flow Hive Hybrid is a wonderful addition to any apiary providing the potential to harvest up to 3kg of pure honey from each Flow Frame, whilst also being able to collect and enjoy honeycomb. Honeycomb is a wonderful gift for friends & family, organically built by nature’s little engineers and constructed in natural-and-perfect hexagon shapes, honeycomb is bound to entice and inspire those who you choose to share it with.

With so much flexibility the Flow Hive Hybrid is one sweet hive!

Fresh honeycomb!

Perfect for families & children who may never have experienced the delight of fresh, warm honeycomb from bees, which–in addition to being delicious–makes a great gift for friends and neighbours.

Kids with honeycomb

Honeycomb is enticing, children are fascinated by this sweet, sticky delicacy– also a firm favourite with gourmet food-lovers, honeycomb can be served on cheese platters, as a lush breakfast or after-dinner spread, or enjoyed on its own for its chewy sweet simplicity.

Honeycomb closeup

The invention

Often referred to as the “Beekeeper’s Dream”, Flow was created out of a desire to make harvesting honey easier for the beekeeper and to lessen its impact on the bees. “I really didn’t like squashing bees or disturbing the hive when harvesting, so I thought ‘there has to be a better way”. (Cedar Anderson).

For those that don’t know, harvesting honey used to be pretty labour intensive. After a decade of tinkering, 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.

FAQs on Flow Hybrid



We have less than 250 of these for the Australian Spring and they are selling like hotcakes! 

Here's what’s included:

  • Flow Hybrid Super (Araucaria) to fit 3 Flow Frames and 4 brood frames
  • 3 Flow Frames
  • 3 Flow Tubes
  • 1 Flow Key
  • Base with screened mesh
  • Gabled roof
  • Inner cover with plug
  • Queen excluder
  • Brood Box (Araucaria) sized to fit 8-frame Langstroth
  • 12 standard Langstroth frames with comb guides
  • Printed operation manual

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!

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.

AUSTRALIAN ARAUCARIA (HOOP PINE)

Crafted from sustainably harvested Australian Araucaria (Hoop Pine), using precision laser manufacturing.

Araucaria is a premium Australian native cabinet timber, highly regarded for its stability & durability. To ensure it lasts a long time outdoors, two good coats of quality weatherproof sealant such as exterior house paint is a must. You can be as creative with the paint job as you like!

Read more about sealing your product here.

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.

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 protection 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.

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:

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.

Not anymore!

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

How Flow Frame works

New to beekeeping and not sure where start?

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:

  • Beginner Beekeeping Series

    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.
     

  • Regular Q & A 'Facebook Live' events

    Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events. Jump online and have the opportunity to have your question answered.
     

  • Support from our awesome team

    Have Flow-related bee questions? We’re here to help, and operate during Australian business hours, Monday to Friday.

    • Email with our friendly support staff
    • 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!
     



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