Flow Frames Flow Frames
Our revolutionary Flow Frames are now available for purchase separately to be added to your existing hive. Modify your honey super, or build one from scratch, to convert your hive and experience the ease of harvesting with Flow.
Invented by father and son team Stu and Cedar Anderson, our patented Flow Frame technology is the most significant advancement in beekeeping since 1852. It is now possible to simply turn the Flow Key and watch as pure, untouched, unprocessed fresh honey flows right out of the hive and into your jar.
Ten years in the making, Flow Frames are the gentlest way to extract honey ever conceived, for both bees and beekeepers alike.
The unique clear end-frame view allows beekeepers to observe their busy bees and see at a glance when the honey is ready.
If you have an existing 8 frame Langstroth hive you have the option of adding 3 Flow Frames or 6 Flow Frames to your super. For beekeepers who have an existing 10 frame Langstroth hive, it is possible to add 4 Flow Frames or 7 Flow Frames to your super.
Choose 3 or 4 Flow Frames to create a Flow Hybrid setup. This option allows you to combine Flow technology with traditional wooden frames in the Super, giving you the opportunity to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow and the ability to collect delicious fresh honeycomb.
Alternatively, fill your Super with 6 or 7 Flow Frames to optimise your honey harvesting potential.
All Flow Frame packages come with the Flow Key and one Honey Collection Tube per frame.
FLOW FRAMES – BPA & BPS-FREE PLASTIC
Made in Australia from durable, highest quality food-grade, BPA and BPS-free plastic, Flow Frames have taken the beekeeping world by storm.
We have worked hard to ensure that our Flow Frames are manufactured from the very best food grade materials.
The clear viewing ends of the frames, as well as the honey tube and caps, are made from a virgin food grade copolyester. The manufacturers have assured us that it's not only BPA-free, but it is not manufactured with bisphenol-S or any other bisphenol compounds.
The manufacturers also advise that third-party labs have tested this material and the results have demonstrated that it is free of estrogenic and androgenic activity. The centre frame parts are made from a virgin food grade polypropylene which is also free from any bisphenol compounds and is widely accepted as one of the safest plastics for food contact.
Plastics have been used for many years in beehives for both brood and honey combs and have not been found to have a negative impact on bee colonies.
Store Flow Frames in a dry, cool, dark location out of direct sunlight when not in use. You can find further information in our FAQs.
How much honey can I harvest?
Each Flow Frame holds approximately 3 kg (6.5 lb) of unprocessed honey, this can increase if the bees really build each frame out. Bee prepared with extra jars in case your first one overflows!
For more information on honey collection see our FAQ.
If using a Hybrid Super mixing Flow Frames and traditional wooden frames, you can also harvest fresh honeycomb, more details here.
How it works
Our invention – the biggest innovation in beekeeping for 150 years – was originally launched in 2015 through a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign.
“This has all come about because of our love for the bees and an acknowledgement of how important they are, not only to the food we eat, but to all life on Earth.”
- Stuart Anderson
“If we look after the bees, they’ll look after us. And the honey really is an amazing bonus.”
- Cedar Anderson
It’s hard to think of a more rewarding hobby than beekeeping.
However, extracting honey from a conventional hive used to be a real labor of love...
It was hot, sticky, heavy work, involving special equipment and lots of squashed bees.
After a decade of tinkering, my dad Stu and I invented the beekeeper’s dream – the Flow Hive.
It makes harvesting honey as simple as turning a tap and watching as up to 3kg of pure fresh honey pours out into your jar from each Flow Frame. And because it’s completely unprocessed, it tastes amazingly good!
Beekeeping is a labour of love. As with all animal husbandry, it’s a pastime which requires knowledge, skill and dedication and which carries with it inherent risks.
Our unique Flow 3-layer mesh beekeeper suits provide the best available sting prevention and are purpose designed for functionality.
Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.
New to beekeeping and not sure where to start?
Beekeeping is such a fascinating pastime enjoyed the world over by people from all walks of life.
Learning about looking after your bees is a fascinating and truly rewarding experience. They are amazing little creatures!
We love welcoming new beekeepers worldwide into the Flow family and have a swarm of resources to assist you in your journey.
Included with the purchase of any of our Flow products is support from our knowledgeable Flow team via:
A handy interactive guide explaining the fundamentals of beekeeping.
Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly Facebook Live events.
Have Flow product questions? We’re here to help, and operate during Australian business hours, Monday to Friday.
- Email - Our friendly support staff will get back to you ASAP
- Phone - Kick back and have a good old chat with Trace
- Live chat - Get fast answers to your buzzing questions
Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.
Ask general questions regarding beekeeping, and have them answered by the worldwide Flow community – or read through different topics to find your answer!