Brood Box - Cedar

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Just like the brood boxes that are included with our Flow Hive Classic Cedar, these premium Western Red Cedar 8 frame Langstroth deep brood boxes can be used for brood, or as an additional conventional honey super.

Made in the US from durable, sustainably sourced North American Western Red Cedar, these brood boxes are the ideal addition to our Western Red Cedar Flow Hive Classic kit.

The Western Red Cedar Brood Box is sized to be compatible with 8 frame Langstroth hives or Flow Hive 6, and is available with 8 standard Langstroth frames.

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. This brood box has a minor timber width difference to the one included with the new Flow Hive 2.

The Western Red Cedar Brood Box only fits a Flow Hive or Super Classic 6 and is not compatible with the wider Flow HIve Classic 7.

This product is also available as a Bee-Grade item, in 8 & 10 frame sizing, with and without brood frames.

Brood Box WITH Brood Frames shipping from 20th July. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Cedar Brood Box

  2. 8 Brood Frames with comb guides

  3. Hardware for Brood Box and Frames

• Does not include bees.

• Ships flat packed ready for easy assembly.

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If this product shows as sold out in your region please try our Bee-Grade Brood Box—Same beautiful timber at a slightly lower grade. 

Or check out our Araucaria Brood Box, which is the same size as the western red cedar brood boxRead more on Araucaria timber here; You may choose to stain the Araucaria to match the colour of the cedar, then coat with some weatherproof sealant or alternatively, you can get creative and paint the brood box as a feature.

Precision Manufacturing & Premium Timber

This brood box is crafted from premium Western Red Cedar, using precision manufacturing and paired with a set of 8 foundationless brood frames.

We decided to use Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) as it is a beautiful timber with a remarkably fine and stable grain structure, and is sustainably sourced in North America close to our major customer base, reducing transport mileage.

Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resources - each box will be slightly different in character. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics.

 

Safety, Care & Maintaining Your Flow Hive

Apply a coat or two of timber sealant to bring out the lustre of this beautiful timber, and help it last even longer.

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 had seem some speculation that the Flow Hive might not work in colder areas.
    I am a beekeeper from Alaska, and I can tell you it works GREAT!
    Here are the results of our first collection. This was not an ideal year due to so much rain in the region (Kenai Peninsula).
    I took 20 minutes to drain a frame and this is the result of emptying 2 of the frames ~ 1 gallon of honey ready to go!
    It was a cool day….in the mid 60s (Fahrenheit)….but of course the honey was coming warm from the hive (~90degrees)

    This is just the COOLEST invention.

    Thank you!!!

    Kathleen

    Alaska

  • We've taken 33 pounds of honey in two harvests in the first three weeks of the season from just four Flow frames here in Northern California.

    It's been a wet year, so the flora is rich. It takes bees a long time to engage virgin Flow frames. But once they do, they're bringing it in!

    Our Northern California honey is light, golden, and slightly citrusy. They're getting it from blackberries, lavender, and other local plants. We're expecting more than 180 pounds our three Flow Light hives this year.

    B Kruse

    California, USA

  • Completed construction today and all went well, you should be very pleased to know! No problems encountered and the instructions were very clear.

    It looks great and I’m very impressed with the quality of production. Thanks again for a great product.

    Rob

    Nar Nar Goon, VIC, Australia