1. The Flow Hive ships flat packed and unsealed (unpainted)

Starter Bundle

WORTH $813 - PAY ONLY $709!!

If you are new to beekeeping, or are setting up a Flow Hive for the first time, then this is the bundle for you! Consisting of a complete Flow Hive Classic 6 frame which features our patented Flow Frame technology.

This revolutionary invention by father and son team, Stu and Cedar Anderson, makes it possible to simply turn the Flow Key and watch as pure, untouched, unprocessed, fresh honey flows straight out of the hive and into your jar.

Complete with safety gear and an additional veil, this bundle ensures that you and your loved ones will Bee Prepared as you embark on the experience of beekeeping with Flow.

What’s Included?

NB: Not available in conjunction with any other discount offer, including Refer & Earn discounts. 

Our display images are for illustration purposes only. We ship our Flow Hives flat packed and unsealed, leaving you with the satisfying experience of assembling yourself and beeing creative by painting or sealing it to suit your personal tastes.

Shipping

Dispatches in 1-2 business days.
NOTE: NZ, Asia and UAE have a 7 day dispatch time, Russia a 10 day dispatch time.

The Bundle:

    • Flow Hive

      $629.00

      Classic Araucaria 6 Frame

      plus
    • Flow Beekeeper Suit - Organic Cotton

      $120.00

      plus
    • Hive Smoker

      $49.00

      Stainless Steel Smoker

      plus
    • Bee Veil

      $15.00

      One size fits most

    Was $813.00 now $709.00, save $104.00 (13%)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Flow Hive Classic Araucaria 6 Frame

  2. Organic Cotton Beekeeper's Suit

  3. Beekeeping Gloves & Stainless Steel Hive Tool

  4. Stainless Steel Hive Smoker

  5. Beekeeper's Veil

• Does not include bees.

• Hives will ship flat packed ready for easy assembly, in a separate package from the Flow Frames.

1 x Araucaria Flow Hive Classic 6

This gorgeous Flow Hive is constructed from premium Australian Araucaria, highly regarded for its stability & durability. A favourite with Flow beekeepers since its release, this package includes an integrated pest management screened bottom board, observation windows, our distinctive gabled roof, plus 6 revolutionary Flow Frames for easy harvesting.

Apply two coats of weather proof paint or varnish and it will be a stylish addition to your apiary or garden for years to come!

The Flow Hive consists of:

- Does not include bees.
- Hives will ship flat packed ready for easy assembly, in a separate package from the Flow frames
- Roof* is painted for illustrative purposes only, hive arrives unpainted and untreated.

1 x Organic Cotton Flow Beekeeping Kit

Flow Hive technology drastically reduces the chance of being stung during harvest, however even the friendliest hive can get cranky sometimes. Luckily it’s easy to feel secure with our certified organic unbleached cotton suits - perfect for beekeepers who want to know they are well protected whilst performing routine inspections and hive maintenance. It also includes vented goatskin beekeeping gloves and a J-style hive tool handmade with German stainless-steel. What size suit should I select?

1 x Stainless Steel Flow Smoker

A quality smoker is an excellent addition to every beekeeper’s kit. Featuring the Flow logo on its bellows, with this quality stainless steel smoker you’ll be able to calm your colony in style. Perfect for  small apiaries, it features a hook at the back, a ventilated insert for better airflow, and a wire guard to protect you against burns.

1 x Flow Veil

The Flow Veil is a comfortable, lightweight hat with an attached veil. Handy as a precaution for protecting your head and face when doing minor chores around your hives, or for giving to a friend to wear on an apiary tour. These veils offer convenient face protection, however are not suitable for use when getting up close and personal with an open hive or a cranky colony. One size fits most.

The Invention / How It Works

Often referred to as the “Beekeeper’s Dream”, Flow was created out of a desire to make harvesting honey easier for the beekeeper and to lessen its impact on the bees.

“I really didn’t like squashing bees or disturbing the hive when harvesting, so I thought ‘there has to be a better way'."
- Cedar Anderson

For those that don’t know, harvesting honey used to be pretty labour intensive. After a decade of tinkering, 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

Precision Manufacturing & Premium Timber

The patented Flow Frame technology allows you to tap honey directly from your hive. Made in Australia from durable, highest quality, food-grade, BPA and BPS-free plastic - Flow Frames have taken the beekeeping world by storm.

Crafted from sustainably harvested Australian Araucaria - also known as Hoop Pine, using precision laser manufacturing and paired with a full set of Flow Frames, this is one sweet hive!

Araucaria is a premium Australian native cabinet timber, highly regarded for its stability & durability. To ensure it lasts a long time outdoors, two good coats of quality weatherproof sealant such as exterior house paint or varnish is a must. You can be as creative with the paint job as you like!

Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resources - each hive will be slightly different in character. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics.

 



How much honey can I harvest?

Harvest up to 18 kgs (40 lb) of honey when the super is full. Watch as fresh, pure unfiltered honey Flows from the back of the hive directly into your own jars. No filtering, no mess.

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.

Safety, Care & Maintaining Your Flow Hive

Apply a coat or two of timber sealant to bring out the lustre of this beautiful timber, and help it last even longer.

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. Sooner or later, all beekeepers get stung. Some people have severe allergies to bee stings, so please be aware of the potential hazards when considering whether beekeeping is right for you.

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?

We love welcoming new beekeepers into the Flow Family and have a swarm of resources to assist you in your beekeeping journey.

Included with the purchase of any of our Flow products is support from our knowledgeable Flow team via:

  • Beginner Beekeeping Series

    This great series is free to watch, anytime at your leisure. Whether you are a newbee or an experienced beekeeper wanting to refresh your skills, our beginner beekeeping series has handy tips and information to get started on your beekeeping journey with confidence.
     

  • Regular Q & A 'Facebook Live' events

    Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events. Jump online and have the opportunity to have your question answered.
     

  • Support from our awesome team

    Have Flow-related bee questions? We’re here to help, and operate during Australian business hours, Monday to Friday.

    • Email with our friendly support staff
    • Phone kick back and have a good old chat with Trace
    • Live chat get fast answers to your buzzing questions

     

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.
     

  • Community Forum

    Ask general questions regarding beekeeping, and have them answered by the Flow community - or read through different topics to find your answer!
     

Purchase one of our Flow systems, and become part of the Flow community.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

  • From Go to Flow in under three months! I have had great success with the Flow Hive- harvested four frames for 12 kg of honey.

    Read, study, use the Flow Forum, follow instructions and you won't have problems putting the Flow Hive together and getting bees to work happily and harvesting with no stress.

    Gill

    Western Australia

  • I need to take a Minute to thank the Flow Hive team for coming up with such and amazing Honey Super.
    It has been our second year with The Flow Hives and it's just Amazing how the girls don't Evening know you are drawing the honey out. They don't get injured or stress and so much LESS work than removing a super and cutting the wax cappings off each side of the frames and spinning all the frames and let's not forget the clean up. We have harvested the Flow Hive twice this summer and the girls are just working to fill the frames up again.
    Of course you still need to do regular Brood Box inspections, which always tells a bee keeper a whole lot of info.

    Flow Hive Is The WAY TO GO .

    Thanks Again Flow Hive.

    Steven

  • This was our very first Flow Hive harvest!
    It took the bees one full month (June) to fill the flow frames with honey.
    It took about 2 hours to harvest all honey. 

    HappyBearAcres

    South Carolina, USA

  • Within 2 days of the harvest, the bees had removed the cappings and resealed the cell walls with wax, ready for the next batch of honey. My husband is so delighted, that he does not want to extract honey by any method other than Flow frames in the future!

    Dawn

    Southern California, USA