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1 Flow In The News

Here’s why this beehive from Australia has taken the Internet by storm

Throughout its short lifespan, a bee produces little more than a drop of honey. For that, it’ll fly up to three miles, risking starvation, infectious diseases and...

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2 How much honey comes out of a Flow Hive or Super?

When the Flow Super is full, you can expect to harvest approximately 3 kg (6.5 lb) per Flow Supers, then you can expect to harvest approximately 20 kg (44 lbs) when every frame is full.

The amount of honey f...

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3 How long does it take for the honey to drain from a Flow Frame?

It can take anywhere from twenty minutes to over two hours depending on the temperature and the viscosity of the honey, to drain a Flow Frame. It is OK to leave the frame draining overnight provided it is secure from insects and nocturnal animals. Wh...

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4 What extra equipment will I need to operate a Flow Hive and harvest honey?

You will need a container to collect your honey. A bee suit and gloves, or at least a bee veil, is essential in case your bees get aggressive. You will need to open the hive to inspect it for health as usual, for which you will still need a bee suit,...

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5 How many Flow Supers do I need per hive?

One Flow Super per hive is the simple answer, as you can keep tapping off the honey which gives the bees room to keep working and making more honey.

However, if you live in areas with a very high nectar flow, or if your existing...

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6 How do I know when to harvest/drain the hive?

The ends of the Flow Frames are visible through the rear window of the Flow Super. It is worth having a look at the bees regularly through this window as you’ll get to know your hive and it doesn’t disturb the bees. You will see the bees depositing h...

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7 How do I stop the bees getting to the honey while it’s draining out of the Flow Hive?

We have found we can usually harvest the honey without the bees noticing us at the back of the hive. Nevertheless it is best to cover the jars with flywire or plastic wrap, or better still, make a sealed system. This can be achieved by simply making ...

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8 How Flow Works

The Flow Frame fits into a standard Langstroth super (8- or 10-frame)

Two simple doorways are cut in one end of the box to allow access for honey collection, end-frame observation and tool access for operation.

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9 Crystallised honey & Flow Frames

If honey has crystallised in the Flow Frames, you have two options:

  1. Wait for the bees to remove it: Attempting to harvest the honey will have disturbed the comb a little. The bees will likely remove the crystallised honey...

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10 Do I need to leave some honey in the hive for the bees?

Yes, this applies to all beekeeping. Your bees need honey to get them through the times when there is no nectar available. The number of frames of honey that you should leave depends on your climate. You should consult local beekeepers as to

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