1. 4 x Flow Frames, our world-first patented technology
  2. Flow Super Hybrid shown as a complete Flow Hive set up (brood box and roof not included)
  3. A capped (ripe) Flow Frame full of honey

Flow Super Hybrid Cedar

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Sustainability is a core value for all of us at Flow. We offer these Flow Super Hybrids to those who also believe that it's better to make good use of our natural resources and are prepared to tinker a little – waste not, want knot!

Due to the nature of this second-grade timber, it is possible you may encounter some timber imperfections such as:

  • Small cracks or dents, minor warping, knots in the timber.
  • Moisture changes that may mean finger joints need shaving back.

A Flow Super Hybrid is perfect for beekeepers with an existing hive who want to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow and are also lovers of honeycomb.

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 hive and into your jar.

Our Flow Super Hybrid is available in two sizing options:

  • 3 x Flow Frames compatible with Langstroth 8 brood frame width, or a Flow Hive Classic 6 frame
  • 4 x Flow Frames compatible with Langstroth 10 brood frame width, or a Flow Hive Classic 7 frame

Combining Flow technology with traditional wooden frames in your Flow Super allows you the flexibility to harvest honey on tap from your Flow Frames and delicious fresh honeycomb from your wooden frames. This package has the additional benefit of offering beekeepers the option to move wooden frames between the super and brood box, which can be useful for hive management.

There are only a limited quantity so get in quick to forage for a bargain!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Cedar Hybrid Super

  2. Flow Frames & Flow Tubes

  3. 4 x Timber Super Frames

  4. Flow Key

  5. Printed Assembly Manual

• Does not include bees.

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

• This is not a complete hive and is designed to be added to an existing hive.

• Instructions on assembling your flat-packed Flow Super are available here

 

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.

Waste Not, Want Knot

Though the timber components for this hive are classified as scratch and dent, the Flow Frames included are still first grade.

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.

The timber components of this hive are crafted from Western Red Cedar, using CNC technology, created from timber panels not utilized in our premium stock. Paired with a set of 3 or 4 Flow Frames, this super is the perfect way to convert your hive to the Flow method of harvesting, allowing you to harvest both pure unfiltered liquid honey and raw natural honeycomb.

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 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 12 kgs (26.5 lb) of Flow honey from the 4 frame model, or 9 kgs (20 lb) of Flow honey from the 3 frame model. This is in addition to the honey in the comb that you'll get from your Flow Hybrid Super. 

Watch as fresh, pure unfiltered honey Flows from the back of the hive directly into your own jars. No filtering, no mess.

Each Flow Frame holds approximately 3 kg (6.5 lb) 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 Super Hybrid

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?

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.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

  • It has been really exciting to be included in the first automatic honey-harvesting device in history. I am really proud of what the Andersons have achieved. Cedar gave me the first jar of honey ever harvested in this way and it is still in my pantry, too precious to be eaten. Congratulations, you two.

    Ric Richardson

    Australia's most successful inventor

  • Keep up the good work.
    Your invention/products have brought such pleasure to our lives.
    Our neighbors stop at the garden gate and chat… some we've lived near for years and not engaged with other than a nod and a smile.

    Belinda

    NSW, Australia

  • Just wanted to let you guys know my Flow Hive has performed better than expected.
    The old timers in my bee club had a bit of prejudice on the Flow Hive but my videos may be bring them to the dark side. This is my first year to keep bees so maybe being clueless helped. It was very easy to harvest honey and the girls loved the box.
    A kudos to the durability of the Flow Hive both my hives made it through TS Harvey with banana trees on top & 4ft flood water under the platforms.

    Erica A.

    USA

  • F%#$! That's the Holy Grail of beekeeping. 

    Murray Arkadieff

    Farmgate Honey – commercial apiary, Australia