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Flow Hive® support for Beekeeping Clubs

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Sign up your beekeeping club or association to the Flow Hive Beekeeping Club Support Program.

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It’s Flow Time! Setting up and Preparing for Spring

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For beekeepers, spring does not always start where it is marked on the calendar. 

Even within specific regions, the climate differs from year to year. Instead, a beekeeper must pay attention to the weather patterns, what’s blooming and, most importantly, their bees to determine when spring actually begins. So, as we approach the official spring months, what should you be looking for inside (and outside) your hives?

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Choc Nut Butter with Honey

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Garden sprays could be killing your bees!

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There is nothing worse than discovering your bees have been poisoned.

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This painted hive sends a colourful message

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Daphne Schwarz, who lives near Berri, in the Riverland region of South Australia, credits her granddaughter, Mikaela, with providing much of the inspiration for this beautifully painted Flow Hive – and the important message it carries.

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Adapting a Flow Super to UK National

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We’ve just launched UK National Flow Supers and they are available on our EU website, but if you wish, you can simply adapt a conventional Flow Super to fit. Flow Hive co-inventor Stu Anderson shows us two easy ways to Flowify UK hives.

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Banana Bread Recipe

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One of the best tips I have is to freeze overly ripe bananas to use for a rainy day. The key is to peel them, cut them into bite-sized pieces and pop them into a container to freeze.

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Flow Pre-Orders have been Fulfilled

We are happy to say we have now caught up with our back orders, and have Flow Frames, Hives and Supers available for immediate dispatch in many locations around the world.

 

We are happy to say we have now caught up with our back orders, and have Flow Frames, Hives and Supers available for immediate dispatch in many locations around the world.

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Beginner Beekeeping with a Flow Hive

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There’s much more to beekeeping than just harvesting honey. Flow Hive beekeeper Hilary Kearney looks at what newbees should do when their Flow Hive arrives.

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Foundationless fabulousness

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Hilary “Girl Next Door Honey” Kearney discusses the advantages of foundationless beekeeping, how to avoid cross-combing and what to do when it all goes wrong!

If you are a new beekeeper, you might not have realised how wonderfully subversive it was to receive your Flow Hive brood box without foundation inserts. These pre-fab, plastic or beeswax, comb-stamped sheets are a standard in beekeeping equipment. They are usually accepted and used by new beekeepers without question. Some mistakenly believe that they are a necessity for comb building despite the fact that honey bees have been building their own natural comb without the help of beekeepers for millions of years!

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