Flow Hive 2 Features
The Flow Hive 2 has all the benefits of our original Flow Hive Classic, with some new additional features which make beekeeping with Flow even more exciting!
Created from durable, sustainably-sourced, light-weight Paulownia, the Flow Hive 2 is laser-cut and built with precision in Australia.
Optional integrated adjustable hive stand
Add an adjustable leg kit, this handy feature enables you to control the height and level of your hive perfectly, even on uneven ground.
The ability to precisely adjust the height of the hive on each individual corner, makes just about any terrain suitable for a Flow Hive.
2x inbuilt spirit levels
The newly redesigned base features two inbuilt spirit levels to ensure that your hive's setup is optimal for honey harvesting and to help the bees in building straight natural brood comb.
The unique ventilation control system allows you to support your bees as the seasons change, increasing or decreasing air flow depending on external weather conditions.
Our new base design features a multifunctional tray which slides into the base and allows you to trap pests and monitor your colony's health.
Mesh base screen
Our mesh base design allows you to trap pests and monitor your colony's health, and improve ventilation.
The brood box handles are deeply cut for easier lifting. The brood box comes with 8 foundationless brood frames for the bees to naturally build their brood comb. The brood frames are also built to accommodate wax and wire or plastic foundation if you wish.
Premium brass fixtures
The Flow Hive 2 features high-quality durable solid brass fixtures throughout, which over time will become a beautiful tarnished colour.
Flow Hive super
The Flow Super (the honey box) is specially designed to accommodate our patented Flow Frames and now features observation windows on both sides, giving you more insight into the fascinating world of your bees.
Also included is a convenient, height adjustable harvesting shelf to make collecting your honey even easier than before.
Inner cover with plug
Our inner cover is designed with a central hole should you need to feed your bees in lean times. This now comes with a convenient plug allowing you to control bee access to your roof cavity if you would like to allow them to build honeycomb in the roof.
Protection against the elements
Our gabled roof now comes with sturdy brass wing screws, to ensure the roof is secure even in adverse weather conditions.
Handy assembly tool
The Flow Hive 2 comes complete with an assembly tool so you can easily put your hive together, even by hand if you wish.
Inner cover with plug
6 Flow Frames & Flow Tubes
Brood box with 8 brood frames
Base w/ levels & ventilation
Mesh base screen
Optional adjustable hive stand
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 bee-ing creative by painting or sealing it to suit your personal tastes.
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:
Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events.
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
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.
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.
Integrated adjustable hive stand – optional extra
The Flow Hive 2 is manufactured with a 3º slope towards the honey outlets for optimal honey harvesting, created by two footblocks attached to the front of the base.
As an optional extra, we have created this handy integrated adjustable bee hive stand for those who don’t have a hive stand, to enable the bee hive to be freestanding at your perfect hive location.
This special edition allows you to control the level of your bee hive even on uneven surfaces.
Simply wind each individual leg to the required height, using the handy inbuilt spirit levels located at the side and rear of the base as a guide. The spirit levels are custom made to be aligned when the correct slope has been achieved.
Priced at $89.
*This accessory is only compatible with Flow Hive 2 and cannot be added to the Flow Hive Classic.
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.
The Flow Hive 2 Paulownia wooden components are carefully crafted in our Australian boutique warehouse – consequently, each production run is limited.
Created from sustainably grown, FSC certified, super lightweight, and durable, paulownia wood, using precision laser manufacturing.
Paulownia often gets compared to the light-weight yet strong properties of western red cedar. It’s a great timber source, as it grows to harvest in as little as 5 years, making it an icon for sustainability. Which is what bees are all about.
To ensure your hive lasts a long time outdoors, two good coats of quality weatherproof sealant such as exterior house paint 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 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
We recommend painting Paulownia hives with at least two coats of good quality exterior paint for the longest and most effective protection. Read more on treating your Paulownia Flow Hive here.
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.
All beeks need a smoker
Brood inspections will require a smoker - our stainless steel smokers are an essential addition for every beekeeper.
Hive Smoker US$49.00
New beekeepers MUST have a bee suit
Even the friendliest hive can get cranky sometimes, beat the heat, feel cool and comfortable in our ventilated mesh bee suit.
Flow Beekeeping Kit Mesh US$150.00