We bought our first FlowHive and this season we are collecting our first harvest!! Watch and see what our experience was, how to do it, and what to expect if you decided to purchase your own.
About FlowHive taken from their website:
"So much easier for the beekeeper and so much easier on the be... More
We bought our first FlowHive and this on we are collecting our first harvest!! h and see what our experience was, how to t, and what to expect if you decided to hase your own.
About FlowHive taken their website:
"So much easier for the eeper and so much easier on the "
Beekeeping has been in the rson family for three generations.
A for the bees and the natural world has ys been an important part of the lives of father-son inventing team behind the , Stuart and Cedar Anderson.
It all ted because Cedar felt bad about bees g crushed during the honey harvest. He also sick of being stung and having to d a whole week harvesting his honey.
he first idea was simply that there must better way, and I’d been thinking about from a very young age,” says Cedar, who ted keeping bees when he was about
For almost a decade, Cedar and Stu ered away in the shed to find a way to est honey that was less stressful on the – and the beekeeper. They were chasing beekeeper's dream.
Stu and Cedar would sketches and discuss ideas, then Cedar d use his remarkable lay engineering nous ome up with working prototypes.
After lling many methods over the years, and ing nothing they were really happy with, r developed an idea to split the cells zontally. While this idea worked, it was replaced.
It was while working on that ntion, that the real “Eureka” moment rred.
“I think Dad had had a few ng coffees that morning,” Cedar lls.
“He held his hands together in y that resembled a honey cell and then d them so the two halves were offset.”
knew straight away exactly what he was ing about,” Cedar says.
That was the ing the Flow™ system was born.
hs of experimentation led to a number of otypes, a lot of trial and error, then ndly beekeepers trying out the designs. e frames worked. Very well indeed. And it became clear that Stu and Cedar had thing really special that was going to ge beekeeping forever.
With the patents in place, what the Andersons needed then capital to fund production and take Flow™ to the world. They figured it would take t $100,000 to get the moulds made to facture the plastic parts for the frames.Less