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Flow in the USA

We had a brilliant time touring the USA in 2018 – holding stalls with demonstrations and display hives, as well as live video Q&A sessions with inventors of Flow, Stuart and Cedar Anderson.  Check out where we visited in the USA Tour Events Map.

Flow USA Tour Events 2018

Flow USA Team

Flow in the USA

Meet Nanette Davis, local Master Beekeeper and Flow representative on the ground in the USA to represent us at beekeeping events.

Nanette has been fascinated with bees from an early age when she rescued a bee from her bedroom window, only to discover another bee and another, and still another upon coming back from releasing the first. Her family discovered that a swarm of bees had landed on their house in search of a new home. The swarm decided not to stay, but the wonder of the moment never left her. That memory eventually inspired her to become a beekeeper more than thirty years later.

Flow in the USA

Stuart Anderson is co-inventor of the revolutionary honey extraction system, the Flow Hive, which took a love of bees and a decade of work with his son, Cedar, to create.
The Flow Hive is inspiring thousands of new beekeepers around the world. It takes the hard work out of harvesting honey - and makes it a lot less stressful for the bees.
In live video Question and Answer sessions, Stuart will share his tips on use of the Flow Hive and troubleshoot concerns. Join in to have Flow Hive questions answered as only Stuart can.

See our revolutionary Flow Hive up close and personal

At each event a range of Flow Hives were on display. Visitors could see, touch, interact, and ask questions. Display hives included:

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Would you like us to attend your event?

We are looking for other large beekeeping and homesteading events. If you would like us to attend your event, fill out our form, and we’ll be in touch about our schedule.

Are you a Beekeeping Association?

If you are part of a Beekeeping Association or know of an Association that may like to have Stuart Anderson join a meeting by video call for a Flow Hive Q&A Session, visit our Beekeeping Club Support page to register and we’ll be in touch.

Want to see a Flow Hive in the USA?

Check out our Directory for beekeeping clubs in the USA and all around the world that have operating Flow Hives.

Tour Diary

Flow in the USA

We kicked off the tour in Reno, Nevada at the 2018 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow 9-13th of January.

Local Master Beekeeper and Flow North American representative Nanette Davis held the Flow stall.

We were also lucky enough to connect with members Jim and Bonnie from local beekeeping Association, the Northern Nevada Beekeepers who helped us set up our stall. They have since registered for our Beekeeping Club Support Program, and we were very happy to donate a Flow Hive Classic Cedar 6 Frame and also a Flow Hive Hybrid Araucaria 3 Frame to their Association, following the event.

The Association is a lovely community who are welcoming of new members, so if you are thinking about joining a local beekeeping association, then feel welcome to make contact with them. And of course, for those who would like to visit a Flow Hive or work with a Flow Hive in a group environment, the Association plan to have their Hive set up in the Apiary, come spring.

Now that March has arrived, so have the Bluebonnets; the state flower of Texas. This is the time of year when you can see fields of them along the highways as you travel. Nanette and Scott pulled over on their way to a beekeeping event to capture this beautiful photograph.

Flow in the USA

March 17 marked the 10th Annual Texas Beekeeping School, held in Brenham.

For the third year running, we were delighted to join the Central Texas Beekeepers Association. Nanette and Scott held a Flow stall with the Flow HIve Classic 6 Frame, Flow Hive Hybrid and Flow Hive 7 Frame all on display. Local Flow beekeepers, Terri and John, volunteered on the stall and helped answer questions.

Watch Terri and John’s episode of Meet the Beekeeper from Mira’s 2016 USA tour below.

Flow in the USA

 

Congratulations to the winner of our donated Flow Hive Hybrid 3 frame door-prize – Mr. Paul Franek, a beginner beekeeper who attended the Bee School to learn how to be a beekeeper.

In early April, Nanette went to the Montgomery County Fair (in Conroe, Texas), helping to share information about bees and beekeeping along with other members of the Montgomery County Beekeeper’s Association. An educational area was set up including an observation hive, demonstration hives, products of the hive and a variety of beekeeping equipment.

Here's the Flow Hive on tour at the carnival and Cowboy Village that was set up with activities for the kids.

April 20-21 was the Honey Convention in Tazewell, Tennessee. The Honey Convention included two days of workshops and lectures. Nanette and Scott were at the helm of our Flow stall, and received a swarm of visitors and questions.

Cedar Anderson joined the event by video call on Saturday, (an early morning start in Australia), following a lecture by Nanette. It was awesome to answer people’s questions about Flow, and be able meet the beekeepers.

The Flow Hive Hybrid on display at the stall was donated to a group that supports youth beekeeping and helps young people understand more about growing and sustainable food production—we are stoked to be able to support projects like this!

Becky Johnson, co-founder and event organiser of the Honey Convention, said that there was great interest in the donated Flow Hive Classic Cedar 6 frame raffle, with over $700 raised! All monies went back to the Honey Convention.
Becky also mentioned that this year there was a great turn out, and next year should be even better with the relocation of the Convention to a larger city and new venue.

Keep your eyes on the Honey Convention website for more announcements about the 2019 Honey Convention.

We finished our Tour for 2018 in Virginia at the Eastern Apicultural Society Bee Conference. Taking place from August 13-17, the Conference is the largest beekeeping event for the Eastern States.

A massive 5 days – from short courses and workshops, to keynote speakers (bee-experts and speakers from around the world), to a honey exchange and honey show, as well as children's activities, there was something for everyone!

Nanette and Scott held a Flow stall and Flow Hive demonstration, and were very happy to meet up with Brenda Kiessling who volunteered with us, and will receive a donated Flow Hive for the local 4-H Beekeeping Club. They also met Ann Harman, one of the most respected Honey Judges of the US.

And last, but not least, Mr. Andrew Wooton from Australia came to visit the Flow stall after his talk named Managing Bee Club Growth & Teaching w/the Flow Hive “Down Under”. His talk covered how his Club in Melbourne, Australia use a cloud-based membership and event management system, and innovative program to manage the growing demands of the influx of new members.

 

Keep an eye out for Flow at a local event near you in 2019, and be sure to fill in our registration form if you would like us to come to your event.