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Flow Super Hybrid Cedar

$419.00 $549.00

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By popular request, we have a limited number of past season's Flow Hybrid Supers in Western Red Cedar, available at a seriously reduced price—compatible with founding supporter hives!

Sustainability is a core value for all of us at Flow, so for a limited time, we are offering these Flow Super Hybrids for just the price of the Flow Frames—that's a saving of up to $130!

As these Hybrids are from aged stock (including some founding supporter supers), it is possible you may encounter some timber imperfections such as:

  • Small cracks or dents, minor warping, knots in the timber.
  • Moisture changes that may mean finger joints need shaving back.

A Flow Super Hybrid is perfect for beekeepers with an existing hive who want to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow and are also lovers of honeycomb.

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 hive and into your jar.

There are only a limited quantity so get in quick to forage for a bargain!

The Flow Super Hybrid can also be added as a second super on top of your existing Flow Hive, increasing your amount of honey-on-tap harvesting whilst also providing fresh honeycomb.

    This is not a complete hive and is designed to be added to an existing hive*.

    The Flow Super Hybrid option is designed to be filled with a combination of our patented Flow Frames (supplied) and 4 traditional timber frames (not supplied), giving you honeycomb and easy to harvest honey. Please contact our customer service team if you require timber brood frames as well. 

    Sizing Compatibility:

    The Flow Hybrid Super in western red cedar, is compatible with our Flow Hive Classic Cedar 6 (US version), founding supporter hive and Flow Hive Classic Araucaria 6. 

    If you have a Flow Hive Classic Cedar (AU version), Flow Hive Classic character grade or Flow Hive 2, please contact us for compatibility details before purchasing. 

    FAQs on Flow Hybrid

      Waste Not, Want Knot photo

      *If you have an existing beehive, you can order a Flow Super Hybrid to convert a Langstroth hive to the Flow system of beekeeping.

       

      ASSEMBLING FLOW SUPER

      Instructions on assembling your flat-packed Flow Super are available as a printable PDF or Video on this page.

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      Here's what’s included:

      • Flow Super (Western Red Cedar) to fit 6 or 7 Flow Frames
      • Flow Frames (3 OR 4)
        - 3 Frame (compatible with a Flow Hive 6 or Langstroth 8 frame box)
        - 4 Frame (compatible with a Flow Hive 7 or Langstroth 10 frame box)
      • 3 or 4 Flow Tubes (depending on selected super size)
      • 1 Flow Key
      • Printed operation manual

      Does not include 4 traditional timber frames which are required to complete the super.

      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.

      This is not a complete hive and is designed to be added to an existing hive.

      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.

      Waste not, want knot

      The timber components of this hive are precision laser-cut and crafted from sustainably sourced Western Red Cedar, created from timber panels not utilized in our premium stock. 

      Though the timber components for this hive are classified as sound tight knot (bee grade), your hive will be fully functional and the gabled roof and Flow Frames included are still first grade. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics

      The patented Flow Frame technology allows you to tap honey directly from your hive. Made in Australia from durable, highest quality, food-grade, BPA and BPS-free plastic – Flow Frames have taken the beekeeping world by storm.

      Western Red Cedar is a highly durable and naturally weatherproof timber – it’s longevity and lustre can be increased by applying a coat or two of timber sealant.

      Flow Supers are available in 2 widths:

      • 6 (Classic model) or 3 (Hybrid model) Flow Frames width: Equivalent to width of an 8-frame Langstroth hive/super/brood box.
      • 7 (Classic model) or 4 (Hybrid model) Flow Frames width: Equivalent to width of a 10-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 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!
         

      How much honey can I harvest?

      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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