1. Flow Hive Classic Cedar 6 Frame
  2. Cedar Hive Back (Unsealed) with windows opened, Flow Key and Honey Tubes
  3. Cedar Hive Back (Sealed) with windows opened, Flow Key and Honey Tubes
  4. Cedar Hive Back View - Sealed
  5. Flow Hive Classic Cedar 6 Frame

Flow Hive Classic Cedar 6 Frame

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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 beehive 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 beehive and into your jar.

Crafted from premium Western Red Cedar, the Flow Hive Classic includes a specially modified Flow Super, integrated pest management screened bottom board, observation windows and our distinctive gabled roof.

PLUS, includes FREE Flow Veil – valued at $15!

More than just a beehive – experience the ease of harvesting with a Flow Hive Classic.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Screened Baseboard

  2. Brood Box with 8 Frames

  3. Queen Excluder

  4. Cedar Super 6

  5. 6 Flow Frames & Flow Tubes

  6. Flow Key

  7. Inner Cover

  8. Gabled Roof

  9. Flow Veil

  10. Printed Assembly Manual

• Does not include bees.

• Bee hives will ship in a separate package from the Flow Frames.

• 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.  

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.

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 bee hive and into your jar

Precision Manufacturing & Premium Timber

The patented Flow Frame technology allows you to tap honey directly from your bee 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 premium Western Red Cedar, using precision manufacturing and paired with a full set of 6 Flow Frames, this is one sweet hive! 

We decided to use Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) as it is a beautiful timber with a remarkably fine and stable grain structure, and is sustainably sourced in North America close to our major customer base, reducing transport mileage.

Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resource – each bee 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 bee 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.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

  • 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

  • I recommend it to anyone who mentions they think it would be "fun" to have bee's. We love the hive and think it is great way for us as beginners to learn about bees.

    Sarah

    Indiana, USA

  • Flow Hive is a very welcoming a user friendly way to start the beekeeping endeavour for complete beginners.
    The rest about beekeeping will follow quite naturally, and more importantly makes everyone involved more aware of nature around us too.
    The Flow Hive lowers the barrier for people to get on with beekeeping.
    That is a great contribution of the Flow Hive.

    Erik A

    Denmark

  • We did our first harvest on Sunday, we yielded 8.5 kg from 3 frames, so we are very excited.
    We used simple glad-wrap over the bucket to stop potential pilfering. And not knowing for sure if you 'just turn a tap and get honey' we put it straight into a bucket with a gate and a sieve on top, just in case. We then poured out of gate from bucket into jars in the kitchen, in the a/c.
    Beeutiful!

    Louise

    Perth, WA