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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. 

See sizing options and instructions on how to modify your super below.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Flow Frames and Tubes (3,4,6 or 7)

  2. Flow Key

  3. Printed Manual

• 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.

Sizing Options

Our Flow Frames are available in 4 sizing options to give you the flexibility of tailoring your Flow setup to exactly suit your needs.

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.

Store Flow Frames in a dry, cool, dark location out of direct sunlight when not in use. You can find further information on cleaning recommendations and pest treatment suitability in our FAQs.

New to beekeeping and not sure where to start?

Check out our new online beekeeping course!

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:

  • Regular 'Facebook Live' events

    Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events.
     

  • Support from our awesome team

    Have Flow product 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.

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.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

  • We really love having the flow hive and how it brings so many people together. Mild winter in Brisbane Australia (Coorparoo) has allowed us to harvest 6kg over the last month from 2 frames. All remaining frames appear to be full also. We have now taken over 40kg since we started robbing in January. Has been a real success and the hive is thriving.

    Gary 

    Coorparoo, QLD, Australia

  • ...my first harvest wild flower very yummy to date I have harvested 5 frames which gave me 17kg with one to go very happy

    Mike C.

  • We have a diverse plant/ flower area and the honey was amazing- so many flavors. I've read the negative comments and have to disagree. Great product.

    Karl

    SC, USA

  • Such a fabulous venture. Kudos to you!

    We have 2 of your hives now (my Dad has one as well) and just love, love what it has added to our lives.   Kate S
    VIC, Australia