Flow Hive - Classic Araucaria 6 Frame
US$629.00
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  1. Flow Hive Classic Araucaria 6 Frame
  2. Araucaria Flow Hive Back (Unsealed) with windows opened, Flow Key and Honey Tubes
  3. Araucaria Flow Hive Front View - Unsealed
  4. Araucaria Flow Hive back view, sealed & painted roof (example only - ships unsealed & unpainted)
  5. Araucaria Flow Hive Back View - Unsealed

Flow Hive Classic Araucaria 6 Frame

The Flow Hive Classic 6 Frame is our signature package, carefully crafted to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow. Perfect for beginners or experienced beekeepers, this hive contains 6 Flow Frames featuring our revolutionary honey harvesting technology.

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.

Crafted from premium Araucaria (Hoop Pine) - highly regarded for its stability & durability, the Flow Hive Classic includes a specially modified Flow Super, integrated pest management screened bottom board, observation windows and our distinctive gabled roof. Now available as a limited edition for $629.00 USD.

More than just a beehive, the Flow Hive Classic is a thing of beauty.

Flow Hive Classic Araucaria 6 Frame

SHIPPING CALCULATOR
Dispatches in 1-2 business days. NZ, Asia and UAE have a 7 day dispatch time, Russia a 10 day dispatch time.
See our shipping chart here.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Gabled Roof

  2. Araucaria Super 6

  3. 6 Flow Frames & Flow Tubes

  4. Brood Box with 8 frames

  5. Screened Base Board

  6. Inner Cover

  7. Queen Excluder

  8. Flow Key

  9. Printed Assembly Manual

• Does not include bees.

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

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.

Cold climate?

Most bee clubs recommend a second brood box for overwintering.

Brood Box Araucaria - from US$40.00

Beekeeping with children?

Children love beekeeping and Flow's gentler way of harvesting honey. 

Flow Beekeeping Suit Organic Cotton Child US$115.00

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

  • All my acquaintances in the bee community said they wouldn't take to the plastic flow frames. They were wrong.

    Michael

    Utah, USA

  • Two days after harvest, bees have already started refilling the frames again!

    We might get a harvest every 3-4 weeks, it appears.

    B Kruse
    California, USA

  • How generous! I have to say that we are SO impressed with your company and your products!

    My neighbor and I both have your entire set-up and so far it is working like a charm! My neighbor has done all of the ordering in the past, but we are both beginning bee keepers and you have made this so much fun and I have to say ‘easy’!

    THANK YOU!

    J. Adams

    Florida, USA

  • I had seem some speculation that the Flow Hive might not work in colder areas.
    I am a beekeeper from Alaska, and I can tell you it works GREAT!
    Here are the results of our first collection. This was not an ideal year due to so much rain in the region (Kenai Peninsula).
    I took 20 minutes to drain a frame and this is the result of emptying 2 of the frames ~ 1 gallon of honey ready to go!
    It was a cool day….in the mid 60s (Fahrenheit)….but of course the honey was coming warm from the hive (~90degrees)

    This is just the COOLEST invention.

    Thank you!!!

    Kathleen

    Alaska