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  • Where can I buy Flow™ hive & frames / What is the price or cost? viewed 187,787 times
    Our online shop is now live and taking orders on our website
    We believe Flow™ to be the gentlest beekeeping system ever developed and are so pleased that so many others feel the same way.
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  • Cleaning / Frame maintenance viewed 86,757 times
    We haven't found the Flow™ comb itself needs cleaning if it stays in the hive. The bees do a great job of keeping it clean. If you remove it from the hive and let it sit around it may need cleaning. You can do this by using hot water (just hot enough to melt wax). A hot water hose is good. Set the Flow™ comb to ‘cell open’ position, this allows the water to flowquite easily through all parts of the frame. 
    We have designed the honey trough at the bottom of the frame so that any remaining honey can drip back into the hive for the bees to use. If the little channel remains clear this works well, however if the bees block it up sometimes you end up with a little honey in the trough at the bottom, which may need cleaning out prior to your next harvest.
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  • Can I use Flow™ in cold or freezing conditions? viewed 83,038 times
    The Flow™ Hive was trialled in Canada by John Gates in the fall of 2014, and no issues were found regarding the cold. Bees keep the hive warm because the brood nest needs to stay around 35 degrees C or 96 degrees F.
    In cold climates it would be recommended to harvest early and often so the possibility of crystallisation is less likely.
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  • Are the Flow™ frames made from BPA free plastic? viewed 69,364 times
    We share your concerns around plastics and have worked hard to find the very best food grade materials.
    The clear viewing ends of the frames, tubes 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.
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  • What is a Flow™ Hive? viewed 48,538 times
    A Flow™ Hive is our term for a standard beehive that has Flow™ frames in the honey storage part (super).  A honeybee hive is usually made up of; the brood box where the queen bee lays eggs, and the ‘supers’ with honeycomb for the storage of honey. A ‘Flow™ Super’ is a beehive box using Flow™ Frames that the bees store honey in.
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