Brood Box - Classic 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, precision laser-cut, and featuring finger-joints for maximum strength.

What size do I need?

Confused about what size to get? Don't worry we get it! Our Flow Frames are slightly wider than traditional wooden brood frames, so less of them are required to fill the super in a hive in comparison to brood frames in the brood box.

  • For an 8 frame brood box, 6 Flow Frames are used to completely fill the super. Compatible with a Flow Hive Classic 6 frame or 8 frame Langstroth hive.
  • For a 10 frame brood box, 7 Flow Frames are used to completely fill the super. Compatible with a Flow Hive Classic 7 frame or 10 frame Langstroth hive.

Need an extra brood for your Flow Hive 2?

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

We recommend you paint Araucaria brood boxes 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 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 

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

  • Hello Flow crew,
    Just thought I’d let you know we harvested from our Flow for the first time down here in Apollo Bay in Southern Victoria and even though we’ve seen all the videos, we were still gobsmacked when the honey just came pouring out into our jar!

    We got around 10kg after just a month of them using it (getting ready to shut it down for winter) and are enjoying giving away jars to friends. What an amazing innovation – the kids and I harvested in shorts and thongs… here are some pics! 

    Nicola

    Victoria, Australia

  • Within 2 days of the harvest, the bees had removed the cappings and resealed the cell walls with wax, ready for the next batch of honey. My husband is so delighted, that he does not want to extract honey by any method other than Flow frames in the future!

    Dawn

    Southern California, USA

  • In 2014 I had the pleasure of testing the Flow Frames. The bees quickly accepted them and, in less than two weeks, capped 40 pounds of honey. It was quite exciting to see the first bit of honey appear at the outlet, then make its way down the tube into the jar. Mesmerising.

    John Gates

    26 years with the BC Ministry of Agriculture. Lectured throughout Canada, USA and New Zealand. Beekeeping since 1974 - Canada

  • Mind-blowing! It's not very often something is so revolutionary as to blow my mind. Saving 20 per cent of harvest labor is not trivial; 40 per cent is amazing; 60 per cent is revolutionary. But 95 per cent – that’s mind-boggling!

    Michael Bush

    Author of "Beekeeping Naturally" - USA

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