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Flow Hive Classic – Cedar 6 Frame Scratch & Dent

Our original Flow Hive Classic – at a bargain price. We're offering a limited release of Scratch & Dent Cedar Flow Hive Classic for those who are a bit handy and looking for an excellent deal.

Dispatches in 1-2 working days
Harvest up to 18 kgs of honey when super is full
Flow® harvesting technology
Recycled, reclaimed premium wood
Sustainably made

Our in-house manufacturing team has very high QC standards, which means that when packing our classic hive, some usable pieces get put aside. 

Sustainability is a core value for all of us at Flow. We offer the Flow Hive Classic Scratch & Dent to those who also believe that it's better to make good use of our natural resources and are prepared to tinker a little. If tinkering isn't for you then please see our regular Flow Hive Classic.


• Flow Super

• 6 Flow Frames

• Flow’s unique gabled roof design

• Brood box with 8 brood frames

• Sloped Baseboard with pest management features

Includes premium grade Flow Frames & hardware

The timberware may be scratch & dent, however, this hive contains premium generation 2 Flow Frames, featuring our revolutionary honey harvesting technology.


“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

Included with the purchase of any Flow Hive is our Bee Supported package – phone support, Live Q&A streams weekly, prioritised email and live chat.
In addition, our online course contains all the beekeeping knowledge you need to make you a confident, knowledgeable beekeeper.


It is important to understand some basic safety guidelines to ensure that your beekeeping experience is a safe and positive one.
Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.
We recommend you paint or stain your Flow Hive.


Dispatch times below:

6 Frame: Dispatches in 1-2 working days

What's in the Box?




Your Questions Answered

All of the repurposed timber panels in the Scratch and Dent hive should be in useable condition but may require a little tinkering in the assembly process. These cedar Flow Hive Classics are the end-of-the-line, so it is possible that some replacement parts may no longer be available. In the unlikely event that you receive an item that cannot be utilised, reach out to our friendly support team and we will match the replacement item with a compatible product.

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.

Plastic has been used in beehives as part of foundation for brood frames for many years. Our Flow Hives only feature the highest quality, foodgrade, BPA and BPS Free plastic in the Flow Super where the honey is stored. The bees complete the Flow Frame matrix and coat it with wax before adding their nectar to turn into honey. We supply and recommend foundationless brood frames to keep the brood nest as natural as possible for the bees.

Western red cedar (Thuja Plicata) is sustainably sourced in North America, with a remarkably fine and stable grain structure.

Cedar is often used as a hive timber in the USA, UK and other regions, because of its durability and insulative properties.

The wood includes beautiful, rich colour variation ranging from yellowish-white colour to a pale brown through to a richer dark brown. As this product is made from naturally grown resources – each hive will be slightly different in character. You can maintain a natural timber finish by oiling or staining to accentuate its natural colour variations.

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.