Start your beginner beekeeping
journey with a Flow Hive

Start your beginner beekeeping journey with a Flow Hive

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Harvest honey straight from the hive

A Flow Hive takes all the hard work out of harvesting honey. Turn the Flow Key and watch as pure, fresh honey flows right out of the hive and into your jar.

The gentlest method of honey harvesting ever developed, the Flow Hive can be used anywhere – from rooftops and balconies to backyards or acreage, this elegant system eliminates the need for a lot of space and for expensive and cumbersome honey extraction equipment.

Harvest honey straight from the hive

Tapping honey straight from the hive without opening it means harvesting no longer equals long hours of hot sticky work, no heavy lifting and expensive processing equipment.

This invention now allows the beekeeper to turn the Flow Key and watch as pure, fresh honey flows right out of the hive and into your jar. No mess, no fuss.

Keeping a healthy bee colony requires knowledge, care and maintenance. However, there's one area of beekeeping – harvesting – which has recently undergone some incredible advancements.

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Turn a key and watch honey flow into your jar

Turn the Flow Key and watch as pure, unprocessed honey flows right out of the hive and into your jar.

Spinner, extractor, knife, extra space in the shed and lots of time

Pull the hive apart, stress out all the bees, spend all day in the shed processing to get the honey, then return the frames to the hive and clean up all the mess.

Support included

Dedicated to building confident and responsible beekeepers with Livestream Q&A every Tuesday, online education content, chat, email and phone support available on all Flow Hive purchases.

Post-Purchase confusion

There's loads of conflicting advice online and most beekeeping supplies don't come with educational support – it's really hard to know what to do.

Bees are undisturbed during harvest

Channels are formed inside the comb allowing the honey to flow down and out into your jar, while the bees are left undisturbed on the comb surface.

Bees defend their honey and comb

Opening the hive to remove the honeycomb means disturbing the bees and is a messy process often resulting in many bee casualties.

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Teri's first harvest after a successful spring

Meet Teri and John as they share their excitement of their very first honey harvest after setting up their Flow Hive in March.

They got into beekeeping to supply John’s addiction to black tea with honey - now they love spending time together making “the best honey in the world!”

Loved by
75,000 customers

In over 130 countries.
From backyards, gardens, rooftops to balconies, this easy honey harvesting technology has inspired thousands of new beekeepers to discover the fascinating world of bees and now their gardens are reaping the rewards.

Loved by
75,000 customers

In over 130 countries.
From backyards, gardens, rooftops to balconies, this easy honey harvesting technology has inspired thousands of new beekeepers to discover the fascinating world of bees and now their gardens are reaping the rewards.

Roslyn's first honey harvest is incredible

For a first harvest, I was absolutely amazed at how easy it was. The hardest thing was trying not to eat some as it's very good!

Perfect 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.

If you’re not sure where to begin, download our simple PDF guide to beekeeping here to get on top of it all. We're also here to help you get up and buzzing in no time.

Our Starter Bundle has everything you need to get started AND a sweet saving.

FAQS

I’m new and still not sure where to start?

We’re here to help! Email with our friendly support staff, or phone in and kick back for a good old chat with Trace, or live chat to get fast answers to your buzzing questions.

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.

If you're thinking about getting set-up for the first time, here is a handy Decision Chart to help make your choice a bit easier.

Does the Flow Hive work in really hot or really cold temperatures?

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

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?

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.

How will I learn about beekeeping?

Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, one in which the learning never ends.

We have a swarm of resources available to support all new beekeepers, including:

  • - Beginner beekeeper online course thebeekeeper.org. You get one month free with the purchase of your Flow Hive.
  • - Answers to frequently asked questions
  • - Weekly Facebook live where Cedar answers beekeeping questions
  • - A community forum with experienced Flow Beekeepers on hand to offer support

- Plus a knowledgeable support team on hand to answer your questions.

Learning from experienced people in your local area is invaluable so it's also helpful to connect with a local beekeeping club, beekeeping course or mentor for support.

Are Flow Hives made in Australia?

Flow Hives are made in Australia by dedicated staff with precision and care.

Our Flow Frames are an artificial foundation from BPA- and BPS-free food grade plastic, manufactured right here in Australia.

Workers are respected and valued in certified safe work environments and are employed under fair trade conditions.

The Flow Hive is invented by father-son duo Stuart and Cedar Anderson of Northern Rivers, NSW.

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.

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

Beekeeping is a fascinating hobby which when approached with knowledge, skill and dedication can be incredibly rewarding.

It is important to understand some basic safety guidelines to ensure that your beekeeping experience is a safe and positive one.

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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