Flow Hive Classic Cedar 6 Frame - Scratch n Dent

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Sustainability is a core value for all of us at Flow. We offer these Flow Hives 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.

Perfect for beginners or experienced beekeepers who are happy to tinker with their timber components in order to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow– this hive contains 6 Flow Frames featuring our revolutionary honey harvesting technology.

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.

Crafted from sustainably sourced Western Red Cedar, the Flow Hive Classic includes a specially modified Flow Super, integrated pest management screened bottom board, observation windows, and our distinctive gabled roof.

We only have a limited quantity, so get in quickly to forage for a bargain!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  1. Gabled Roof- S&D

  2. Flow Super- S&D

  3. 6 Flow Frames and Tubes

  4. Brood Box with 8 Frames- S&D

  5. Screened Base Board- S&D

  6. Inner Cover- S&D

  7. Queen Excluder

  8. Flow Key

  9. Printed Instruction Manual

• Does not include bees.

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

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 Knot, Want Knot

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.

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

Though the timber compenents 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.



How much honey can I harvest?

Harvest up to 18 kgs (40 lb) of honey when the super is full. 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 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

  • Thank YOU!! Flow Frame team.  I would never have gotten into beekeeping without you!

    I have learned so much. My Biggest thanks to all on here for all your help and to the Flow Team for setting up this forum for us to support each other. And to the Great Father and Son that developed this great system to allow people like myself honeybee's.  

    Marty D

    North Dallas, USA

  • My mentor asked me to help with his 1st Flow Hive harvest.
    He has been a bee keeper for 38 years and was very skeptical about the Flow Hive's. After seeing my Flow Hive working so well, he decided to purchase one as well.
    To say the least, he is very happy with how it does not bother the bee's  and such little cleanup involved since you don't need to use conventional extraction methods.
    So if he can convert to Flow Hives, anyone can.

    Steven D.

    Vermont, USA

  • 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

  • The labor for the Flow is a lot less for harvesting but the same as for as management.

    Harvesting honey from the Flow Hive is a joy instead of heavy work and takes less than an hour.

    You still have the personal contact with your bees through inspections and such as you do with an other type hive.

    Michael B.

    USA