Frequently Asked Questions

What extra equipment will I need to operate a Flow Hive and harvest honey?
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For harvesting your honey, you will need a container (or several jars) to collect your honey. It’s a good idea to have some extras on hand – you may be surprised by how much honey comes out!

A bee suit and gloves, or at least a bee veil, are important to have on hand in case your bees get aggressive – it’s always best to bee prepared. 

Aside from harvesting, you’ll need to open your hive to inspect it for health and general maintenance as usual, for which you will need a bee suit, smoker and hive tool. These can be purchased from our shop.

If you are new to beekeeping, it’s a great idea to link up with an experienced beekeeper to learn how to care for your bees.

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