Brood Box - Araucaria

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Just like the brood boxes that come with our Flow Hive Classic Araucaria, these boxes can be used for brood, or as extra conventional honey supers.

Made in Brisbane, Australia from durable, local, FSC sustainably sourced Araucaria (Hoop Pine), precision laser-cut, and featuring finger-joints for maximum strength, these premium brood boxes are an ideal addition to a Flow Hive Classic Araucaria and will put your average radiata pine box to shame. 

Sizing:

  • 8 frame sizing is the equivalent to an 8 frame Langstroth deep box
    (fits 8 standard 9 1/8-inch, 232mm frames)

  • 10 frame sizing is the equivalent to a 10 frame Langstroth deep box
    (fits 10 standard 9 1/8-inch, 232mm frames)


We recommend you paint Araucaria brood box with non-toxic exterior paint
in order to last in the harsh weather that beehives can be subject to.

NOTE: It is possible to stack this product with either our Western Red Cedar or Araucaria products. Langstroth sizing can vary up to a few mm so depending on the timber width of your existing hive, these brood boxes may not sit completely flush, however, this won’t impair functionality. For more information, please see our FAQ

This brood box has a minor timber width difference to the one included with the Flow Hive 2. If you have Flow Hive 2 in Araucaria, you can find a matching brood box for this product here.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Araucaria Brood Box

  2. Brood Frames with comb guides - OPTIONAL

  3. Hardware for Brood Box and Frames

• Does not include bees.

• Ships flat packed ready for easy assembly 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. 

• Buy with or without Langstroth brood frames.

 Does not include assembly instructions. Please find these here.

Precision Manufacturing & Premium Timber

This box is made using precision laser manufacturing from sustainably harvested Australian Araucaria - also known as Hoop Pine.

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!

All images are for illustrative purposes - actual product may vary slightly.

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.

 

 

Safety, Care & Maintaining Your Brood Box

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:

  • 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.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

  • I've kept bees before so I have a general idea of what's involved, and like so many people, I've hated disrupting their cosy home and having to kill so many bees to get at the honey.
    I have a million thank yous to the man and his dad for building these hives.
    Sheesh, I'm crying again. It's just so wonderful.

    Heather G.

    Victoria, Australia

  • 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 was impressed by the high standard of your product, the packaging, and lots of information on putting things together.

    Now I can make the changes to my hives and be ready to collect some honey.

    Kerry

    Manjimup, WA, Australia

  • This will be a total of 6 Flow complete hives….
    5 this year and 1 last.
    We hope you will visit us again the next time you come to the states.

    Kimberly D

    "Mum of 8" in "Meet The Beekeeper" - USA

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