Flow Hive makes harvesting honey so much easier for the beekeeper and so much gentler on the bees

Flow Hive makes harvesting honey so much easier for the beekeeper and so much gentler on the bees

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answered By Jamie Oliver
Owns 3x Flow Hive 2

Starting as a beginner

It’s easy to get started but important to learn as much as you can. Check out online resources or connect with a local mentor to kick start your learning.

Starting with a Flow Hive

Flow Hives are a fantastic hive for beginners as they’re easy to use and make harvesting honey so much easier for the beekeeper and so much gentler on the bees.

Can anyone keep bees?

Yes! People keep bees all over the world, even in urban areas. Anywhere that bees can naturally survive, you can become a beekeeper.

How much work?

Keeping bees is an absolute joy, so maybe work is the wrong word 😉 The amount of time needed will vary at different times of the year – the amount of time required is minimal.

Can I keep bees in my backyard?

The good news is, you can keep a beehive almost anywhere!

Beekeeping is now even more accessible, as there’s no need for additional processing equipment.

From rooftops to balconies to backyards, it’s now possible to harvest honey directly from your hive.

Is the Flow Hive good for beginners?

A Flow Hive is great for beginners as our technology makes harvesting so easy, PLUS all hive purchases come with our Bee Supported package, including dedicated email, chat, phone support, and access to our Flow Community Forums that are a hive of activity and information.

In addition there is a lot of new beekeeping terminology that you’ll need to understand. From queen excluders to drone bees and all the parts of a beehive, download our simple PDF guide to beekeeping here to get on top of it all.

Looking for the best way to get started?

Our manufacturing team are working hard to get our next batch of Flow Hive Starter bundle stock prepared. If you'd like to secure one early, get in before they sell out.

Featuring our best-selling Flow Hive, organic beekeeper’s suit, goatskin gloves, smoker, a J-Hive tool and a Flow Veil.

How much maintenance is required?

What the Flow Hive does is make honey harvesting easy. This is usually one of the most difficult processes involved in keeping bees, but the other parts such as colony care and hive maintenance are important too.

Part of keeping a beehive is inspecting the hive for pests and diseases, especially in the brood box where the queen and worker bees live.

The frequency of inspections will depend on your location. Ask your local beekeeping club or mentor for advice on what works best in your area.

How much maintenance is required?

What the Flow Hive does is make honey harvesting easy. This is usually one of the most difficult processes involved in keeping bees, but the other parts such as colony care and hive maintenance are important too.

Part of keeping a beehive is inspecting the hive for pests and diseases, especially in the brood box where the queen and worker bees live.

The frequency of inspections will depend on your location. Ask your local beekeeping club or mentor for advice on what works best in your area.

 

Which Flow Hive is best for me?

If you’re looking for the best way to get started we highly recommend going with one of our available bundles that include everything you need to get started – a beehive, suit and a smoker.

How do I get bees?

One of the most frequently asked questions from new beekeepers is – “How do I get bees?”.

One of the best ways to source bees is from a reputable bee breeder who will help to provide you with a Nuc – a small colony which includes a laying queen, workers, drones and 4 or 5 frames of brood and honey (watch on YouTube).

Why Johanna Griggs is bee obsessed

Johanna Griggs of Better Homes & Gardens shares her beekeeping story.

This invention is incredible. I have 22 jars of honey in 11 minutes and all I’ve had to do [to harvest] is turn a key... I can’t believe that something so simple that we can all be doing can be doing so much good in the world. It just gives me so much joy!

Loved by
75,000 customers

In over 130 countries.
From backyards, gardens, rooftops to balconies.

Loved by
75,000 customers

In over 130 countries.

From backyards, gardens, rooftops to balconies.

FAQS

How will I learn about beekeeping?

Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, where the discoveries are endless. Plus the honey really is an amazing bonus!

If you’re just getting started, we’re here to help – our friendly support team is on hand via email, phone, or live chat to get fast answers to your buzzing questions.

Or if you’d rather go straight to the top, join Cedar, our co-inventor, every week for a special live stream on Facebook and Youtube, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask him your questions live!

We’ll support you every step of the way with a swarm of educational resources to ensure your beekeeping journey will be an enjoyable one.

Ready to take the first step? Learn beekeeping terminology – from queen excluders, to drone bees and all the parts of a beehive – by downloading our simple PDF guide to beekeeping to start your journey today.

How do I get bees?

Bees rarely find their way into empty beehive boxes, even though they are designed to be a perfect home for them.

There are a number of ways of starting a colony, from buying a package of bees, to receiving a hive split or catching a swarm.

We also have a range of videos and blogs to help you understand the different ways in which you can source bees for your new hive.

Is beekeeping a good family activity?

Yes! Getting set up with a Flow Hive is a great interactive family activity as our revolutionary honey harvesting technology removes the need for additional harvesting equipment, making this enjoyable hobby much more accessible.
Harvesting honey together as a family is an incredible experience and enough to entice all members of your family to learn about bees which are completely fascinating! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself with extra hands on deck to help out with brood inspections ;)

Make sure you have some extra suits on hand – we have protective wear in all sizes to accommodate all members of the family.

Still have questions? We'd love to hear from you.

How do Flow Frames work?

Watch the following video below to learn how the Flow Frames work.

Does the Flow Hive work in wet, cold temperatures?

Yes! The Flow Hive is successfully in use in all climates wherever beekeeping is possible, from the hot Australian summers to the cold Canadian winters.

I have a small yard or rooftop, can I still have a hive?

Yes! Flow Hives are perfect for setting-up just about anywhere.

You will need enough space to access the back of the hive for easy harvesting and your bees will require a clear space at the front of the hive for their flight path.

You'll also need to check-in with local governing bodies to find out if there are any regulations that you need to be aware of.

Here are some of our top tips on where to set up your beehive.

Can I collect honeycomb from a Flow Hive?

One of the greatest benefits of the Flow Hybrid is the ability to harvest both Flow harvested honey and honeycomb from the same super. You can learn more about it here.

Is there any safety information I need to be aware of?

Beekeeping is a labor of love. As with all animal husbandry, it’s a pastime that requires knowledge, skill and dedication and which carries with it inherent risks.

Beekeeping suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent prevention against bee stings but are not 100 percent effective. It’s important new beekeepers exercise caution when tending to their hives and are comfortable with the fact that sooner or later, all beekeepers get stung.

Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.

Start beekeeping today!

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