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Flow Hive For Honeybees: It’s the beekeeper’s dream to turn a tap right on the beehive and watch pure, fresh, and natural honey flow right out of the Honeycomb and fill the container. Using the newly invented flow hive for Honeybee, Harvesting honey becomes easier on the beekeeper and so much more comfortable for the bees.
Flow hive for honeybees is the most significant innovation in beekeeping since 1852. No wax, no need to take out honeycombs, no hassle to remove bees from honeycombs, even you need not open the box cover for extracting honey. So, definitely, it’s very comfortable, hassle-free, a new invention of honey extraction.
New Invention – Flow Hive
Flow Hive Makes Beekeeping Easier Than Ever!
Flow hives are a revolutionary invention of the honey extractor, allowing you to harvest honey without opening the hive cover and with minimal disturbance to the honey bee. Obviously, there is much more to beekeeping, not just harvesting honey.
Now you need only to turn a tap, sit back, and watch the honey discharge from the combs. It’s pure, fresh, unprocessed, untouched, natural, and delicious honey directly from the hive. This Makes honey harvesting so much easier and saves a lot of effort and time, without any disturbance to the bees. So, Bees and Beekeepers, both are happy with this new invention.
Benefits of Flow hives
01. Potentially More Honey can be Harvested
Since the Honey Comb cells are partly constructed by this system, the bees need less time to complete the rest part and hence have more time to collect nectar. So, ultimately, the production will be more than usual.
02. Harvesting becomes comfortable
Definitely, Harvesting is the hardest work in beekeeping. Now it becomes easier and more comfortable as you can Harvest Honey directly from a beehive, Even Without Opening The Hive Cover.
03. No Wax, No Filtering – Pure fresh & unprocessed Honey, Ready On The Table
You’ll get pure, natural, unprocessed, and fresh honey directly from the hive. No need for filtering, evaporation, as it doesn’t have excess moisture and wax.
04. Taste All The Different Flavors of The Seasons!
Amazing flavor: As you can harvest individual combs, you can get the taste of many flavors of the different seasons, all from the one hive. The flavors you’ll get depend on the types of flowers.
05. The Bees Are Happy To Build On The Flow Hives/Frames
The flow frames are honeycomb cells, already partly formed with high-quality food-grade plastic – the bees complete the rest of the comb with wax and fill the cells with honey. They are happy to do so since some part of the work is already done.
06. Less Likely To Sting
It’s less likely to sting as they don’t feel any disturbance for harvesting honey. As you don’t need to open the hive cover, they don’t become crazy to sting for defending themselves or feeling that you’re robbing their honey.
07. Compatible with your existing Bee Hives
As you can shorten the frames to suit any hive, as long as they fit with the depth of the hive box, it’s compatible with most hives except in Australia. Asia, Europe, America, and African Beehives are the best suited to install this flow hive.
The Flow frames are made from high-quality, food-grade, and BPA-free plastic. They are designed to be used for a lifetime. So, it’s more durable than the usual Honey Comb.
09. Remote Control
The Flow frames are set with the option to accommodate a pneumatic system in the future, allowing for the possibility of automated harvest and remote harvest. So, maybe in the near future, you just put a hive on your roof and pipe the honey right into a jar in your kitchen. You can get fresh and pure honey by pressing a button from its upgraded version.
How does the Flow hive Works?
The technology they used is not so complex, and easier to understand for those who are aware of beekeeping. You can buy these Artificial Honey Combs and set them in the Super Chamber separately or with your existing honeycombs. They’ll provide an alternative to Honey Combs, which is called Flow Frames. The mechanism is set in the Flow Frames which is already completed part of the honeycomb cells. The cells are made of high-quality, food-grade plastic.
The rest part of honeycomb cells will be completed by the bees with wax. Remember, the bees use 7 Kg of honey to produce 1 kg of wax. You’ll have to install these flow frames in the Super box with your existing honeycombs, or only flow frames one or two pieces for each box. And then keep this super box above the Brood chamber.
Honeycomb cells are kept normally in a closed position to let the honeybee stores honey. When the bees complete the remaining portion of Cells with wax, store nectar, and seal it (capping). They make it transparent to enable you to watch honey storage and status for harvesting.
The Beekeepers will open the cells manually to drain honey through an attached pipe/tube into a jar/pot. Opening and closing cells will be done by a stainless steel Key provided by the supplier. After draining all the honey, you have to close back the cells and lock them. When the bees found vacant cells, they immediately try to fill them with nectar and ultimately work hard to do so at the earliest time.
That is all about the flow hive invention.
Complete Flow hive after installation
They design this flow frame/hives in such a way that it will match with 8 frame or 10 frame boxes. You can buy 3 flow frames or 4 flow frames or 6 flow frames with or without a box. The price starts at approximately $300. If you use this flow frame with your existing box, you can use 1 or 2 flow frames in the super chamber in each box.
A complete set of 6 flow frame with flow box & Brood box cost = $600 + transport + a donation $88+ your local tax. A complete set of 6 frames look like this. The above price may change from time to time. A complete flow hive looks like the above picture. If you want to buy it now, the link is attached to the picture.
This will include:
6 flow Frames fit with Langstroth 8 frame box.
1 Brood Box (Bottom Box) with standard frames
1 Super ( Top box ) with Roof
3 Tubes to drain 3 frames at a time
1 Stainless steel Key tool to open the Flow frame
1 User Manual for Flow Hives and without any Bees. Learn more about the flow hive invention
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Resources of information
National Honey Board,
American Honey Producers Association,
American Bee Journal,
The Pollination Home Page,
Experience of my own beekeeping project.