Araucaria Hybrid Super 3
3 Flow Frames & Flow Tubes
12 Foundationless Brood Frames
Screened Base Board
Araucaria Brood Box
Printed Assembly Manual
• Does not include bees.
• Hives 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 hive 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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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:
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.
Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events. Jump online and have the opportunity to have your question answered.
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
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.