Some inventors in Australia are set to revitalize small scale bee-keeping in a way they surely couldn’t have imagined when they dreamed up the Flow Hive. Launched less than 24 hours ago, their crowdfunding campaign seeking $70,000 has succeeded on an unimaginable scale, closing in fast on $2 Million at the time of writing with no signs of slowing down.
Just what is the Flow Hive, you may well ask? The inventors Stuart and Cedar Anderson explain:
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A Flow Hive is our term for a standard beehive using a brood box with one or more Flow Supers for honey storage and extraction. A honeybee hive is usually made up of two boxes; the brood box where the queen bee lays eggs, and the ‘super’ with honeycomb for the storage of honey. A ‘Flow Super’ is a beehive box using Flow Frames that the bees store honey in.
The Flow frame consists of already partly formed honeycomb cells.