Flow Frames and Tubes (3,4,6 or 7)
• Does not include bees.
• Does not include any timber components.
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.
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.
Modifying a Langstroth Box for Flow Frames
Click here to see videos and a guide for modifying a standard 8 or 10 frame Langstroth Super box to allow you to fit Flow Frames, it should take you 1 to 2 hours to complete.
How much honey can I harvest?
Each Flow Frame holds approximately 3 kg (6.5 lb) of unprocessed honey when full, this can increase if the bees really build each frame out.
Bee prepared with extra jars in case your first one overflows!
Watch as fresh, pure unfiltered honey Flows from the back of the hive directly into your own jars. No filtering, no mess.
For more information on honey collection see our FAQ.
PRECISION MANUFACTURING & MAINTAINING YOUR FLOW FRAMES
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.
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:
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.
Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events. Jump online and have the opportunity to have your question answered.
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
Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.
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.
Safety & Care
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.