We acquire our first Flow Hive
Less labour, more love
It’s hard to think of a more rewarding hobby than beekeeping. Bees are just such fascinating little creatures. They play a key role in our food supply and they bring in an abundance of delicious honey.
However, extracting the honey from the hive used to be a real drag. You’d have to suit up (usually on a stinking hot day), smoke the bees, crack the hive open, lift out the frames, sweep off the bees, transport the frames to your honey shed, uncap each frame with a hot knife, stick the frames in a centrifuge, spin out the honey, filter out the wax and bee bits, fill your jars, take the empty frames back to the hive, open the hive again to put them back in, then clean everything up. Phew!
It was hot, sticky, heavy work, involving shared equipment and lots of squashed bees.
Flow Hive makes harvesting honey as simple as turning a tap. It’s so much easier for the beekeeper and so much easier on the bees. You can just turn the Flow Key and watch as 3kg of honey pours into your jar from each Flow Frame.
Of course there’s more to beekeeping than harvesting honey. You still need to look after your bees and do all the normal things to keep your hives happy and healthy. If you’re new to beekeeping you’ll quickly find it’s a fascinating, rewarding and addictive hobby. There is always more to learn.