Flow Hive Hybrid Araucaria 3 Frame

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Harvest honey-on-tap and honeycomb from the same hive.

The Flow Hive Hybrid gives you the best of both worlds – fresh, natural honeycomb and pure, unfiltered honey on tap straight from the beehive.

  • Suitable for both beginners or experienced beekeepers who want to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow with our entry level beehive
  • Perfect if you want to collect honeycomb in addition to delicious Flow harvest honey

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.

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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Screened Base Board

  2. Araucaria Brood Box

  3. 12 Foundationless Brood Frames

  4. Queen Excluder

  5. Araucaria Hybrid Super 3

  6. 3 Flow Frames & Flow Tubes

  7. Flow Key

  8. Inner Cover

  9. Gabled Roof

  10. Flow Veil

  11. Printed Assembly Manual

• Does not include bees.

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

What makes the Hybrid Hive different from a Classic Hive?

The Flow Hybrid Super is specially modified to house 3 Flow Frames centrally, which are flanked by 2 timber foundationless frames on either side so the bees can draw their own fresh honeycomb.

This has the added benefit of offering you the ability to move wooden frames between the super and brood box which can be useful for beehive management.

The side observation window allows you to watch your bees building their honeycomb, and the rear harvesting door (smaller than on a Classic Super), allows you to observe and harvest your Flow Frames.

 

Fresh honeycomb!

The Flow Hive Hybrid is a wonderful addition to any apiary, providing the ability to collect delicious honeycomb. Organically built by nature’s little engineers and constructed in natural-and-perfect hexagon shapes, honeycomb is bound to entice and inspire those who you choose to share it with.

Perfect for families & children who may never have experienced the delight of fresh, warm honeycomb from bees, which—in addition to being delicious—makes a great gift for friends and neighbours.

Honeycomb is also a firm favourite with gourmet food-lovers, it can be served on cheese platters, as a lush breakfast or after-dinner spread, or enjoyed on its own for its chewy sweet simplicity.

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 beehive 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, 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 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 resource – 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?

When the super is full you can harvest up to 20 lb (9 kg) of Flow honey, in addition to the four honeycombs produced in traditional frames from your Flow Hive Hybrid.

Each Flow Frame holds approximately 6.5 lb (3 kg) 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 Araucaria hives with at least two coats of good quality exterior paint for the longest and most effective protection. Read more on treating your Araucaria 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.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

  • Thank you Flow Team for the amazing flow hive product.

    Ours was a Christmas Present to our family. We put our colony in at the end of January and harvested our first honey 2 months later.  

    Cathy T

    Inverell, NSW, Australia

  • 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

  • Wishing you guys a very happy 3rd birthday. 

    My husband bought me a one day beekeeping workshop as an early birthday present. I was a great day, learnt heaps, and got a one-on-one day with John from Eezybeez. He came over to visit my hive an meet my bees. He tells me I have happy bees.   No honey yet but it's going to “bee” worth the wait… Loving my Flow Hive.

    Karen B
    NSW, Australia

  • Good Day,
    I received my Hybrid Super today and just finished assembling it. I wish to congratulate you on the quality product that you supply as well as the excellent packaging. It is far Superior to any Hive Product that I have sourced in the last year, which includes around 20 other Hive products. Very well done!!!

    Anton

    NSW, Australia