A friend recently sent me a link to an article about the Flow Hive and all I can say is ‘WOW’ and when can I get my hands on one?!
I would love to keep bees however am a little wary, not least due to the fact I ended up in hospital after having a reaction to a wasp sting, albeit a good few years ago now.
This no-fuss hive pretty much looks after itself and to harvest the honey you literally do just turn on the tap.
How Flow™ Works
The Flow™ frame fits into a standard langstroth super (8 or 10 frame)
Two simple doorways are cut in one end of the box to allow access for honey collection, end frame observation and tool access for operation.
The Flow™ frame consists of partly formed honeycomb cells
The bees complete the comb with their wax then fill the cells with honey, before finally capping the cells.
Inside the honeycomb the cells have now split and turned into channels for the honey to flow down.
The bees remain undisturbed on the surface of the comb. If there does happen to be a bee down an empty cell it wont get injured as there is enough space between the comb walls.
It’s literally honey on tap from your beehive!