S&D Gabled roof
S&D Inner cover with plug
S&D Flow Super
6 Flow Frames & Flow Tubes
S&D Brood box with 8 brood frames
S&D Base w/ levels & ventilation
Mesh base screen
S&D Harvesting shelf
S&D Adjustable hive stand
Printed Assembly Manual
• Does not include bees.
• Beehives will ship in a separate package from the Flow Frames.
• Our display images are of our premium Flow Hive 2 and are for illustration purposes only. Scratch & Dent timber ware may include timber imperfections. We ship our Flow Hives flat packed and unsealed, leaving you with the satisfying experience of assembling yourself and being creative by painting or sealing it to suit your personal tastes.
The Invention / How It Works
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 beehive and into your jar.
Integrated adjustable hive stand
The Flow Hive 2 is manufactured with a 3º slope towards the honey outlets for optimal honey harvesting, created by two footblocks attached to the front of the base.
As an optional extra, we have created this handy integrated adjustable beehive stand for those who don’t have a hive stand, to enable the beehive to be freestanding at your perfect hive location.
This special edition allows you to control the level of your beehive even on uneven surfaces.
Simply wind each individual leg to the required height, using the handy inbuilt spirit levels located at the side and rear of the base as a guide. The spirit levels are custom made to be aligned when the correct slope has been achieved.
Priced at $89.
*This accessory is only compatible with Flow Hive 2 and cannot be added to the Flow Hive Classic.
Precision Manufacturing & Premium Timber
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. Flow Frames included with our Scratch & Dent hive are premium grade.
The Scratch & Dent Flow Hive 2 is created from usable timber pieces which have not passed our strict QC standards when packing our premium products.
All timber included will be in useable condition, however, you may need to glue, sand or adjust with a chisel to assemble your hive. But once it's together, it should look just as good as our premium hives.
Crafted from premium Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) which is a beautiful timber with a remarkably fine and stable grain structure, and is sustainably sourced in North America.
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?
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 beehive 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:
Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly question & answer Facebook-live events.
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
Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.
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.
All beeks need a smoker
Brood inspections will require a smoker - our stainless steel smokers are an essential addition for every beekeeper.
Hive Smoker US$49.00
New beekeepers MUST have a bee suit
Even the friendliest hive can get cranky sometimes, beat the heat, feel cool and comfortable in our ventilated mesh bee suit.
Flow Beekeeping Kit Mesh US$150.00