I'm very much supportive of the idea to lessen stress for bees and I believe the Flow Hive makes them happier.
Thank you Flow Team for the amazing flow hive product.
Ours was a Christmas Present to our family. We put our colony in at the end of January and harvested our first honey 2 months later.
Inverell, NSW, Australia
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.
This really is a revolution. You can see into the hive, see when the honey is ready, and take it away in such a gentle way.
Backyard beekeeper for 40 years
It has been really exciting to be included in the first automatic honey-harvesting device in history. I am really proud of what the Andersons have achieved. Cedar gave me the first jar of honey ever harvested in this way and it is still in my pantry, too precious to be eaten. Congratulations, you two.
Australia's most successful inventor
My 1st year when I harvested it was about the middle of August and I was so excited to see the honey come out right out of my hive and be able to taste immediately!
I don’t remember what I yielded but it was awesome!
I only got the one harvest but I had quite a few friends come and witness this incredible event.
F%#$! That's the Holy Grail of beekeeping.
Farmgate Honey – commercial apiary, Australia
We've taken 33 pounds of honey in two harvests in the first three weeks of the season from just four Flow frames here in Northern California.
It's been a wet year, so the flora is rich. It takes bees a long time to engage virgin Flow frames. But once they do, they're bringing it in!
Our Northern California honey is light, golden, and slightly citrusy. They're getting it from blackberries, lavender, and other local plants. We're expecting more than 180 pounds our three Flow Light hives this year.
It's the best thing since sliced bread.
Completed construction today and all went well, you should be very pleased to know! No problems encountered and the instructions were very clear.
It looks great and I’m very impressed with the quality of production. Thanks again for a great product.
Nar Nar Goon, VIC, Australia
Mind-blowing! It's not very often something is so revolutionary as to blow my mind. Saving 20 per cent of harvest labor is not trivial; 40 per cent is amazing; 60 per cent is revolutionary. But 95 per cent – that’s mind-boggling!
Michael Bush – USA
Author of "Beekeeping Naturally" and one of USA’s most famous beekeepers
Two days after harvest, bees have already started refilling the frames again!
We might get a harvest every 3-4 weeks, it appears.
Hello Flow crew,
Just thought I’d let you know we harvested from our Flow for the first time down here in Apollo Bay in Southern Victoria and even though we’ve seen all the videos, we were still gobsmacked when the honey just came pouring out into our jar!
We got around 10kg after just a month of them using it (getting ready to shut it down for winter) and are enjoying giving away jars to friends. What an amazing innovation – the kids and I harvested in shorts and thongs… here are some pics!
We have a diverse plant/ flower area and the honey was amazing- so many flavors. I've read the negative comments and have to disagree. Great product.
This was our very first Flow Hive harvest!
It took the bees one full month (June) to fill the flow frames with honey.
It took about 2 hours to harvest all honey.
South Carolina, USA
Wonderful invention. Period.
I recommend it to anyone who mentions they think it would be "fun" to have bee's. We love the hive and think it is great way for us as beginners to learn about bees.
I was impressed by the high standard of your product, the packaging, and lots of information on putting things together.
Now I can make the changes to my hives and be ready to collect some honey.
Manjimup, WA, Australia
Dear Flow hive Team, Guess what!
Today I harvest my first honey with the Flow hive and it was so easy and Perfect and fast. It was SUCH a pleasure. A+ I like to have more flow frames for my other boxes...
Dr. Thorsten D
From Go to Flow in under three months! I have had great success with the Flow Hive- harvested four frames for 12 kg of honey.
Read, study, use the Flow Forum, follow instructions and you won't have problems putting the Flow Hive together and getting bees to work happily and harvesting with no stress.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to totally revolutionise an industry. And, yes, I want a Flow Hive!
P J Dawson & Associates, business development, Australia and Asia. Author of "Creative Capital"
This is quite an innovation. We will offer our support for this exciting project in any way that we can. Nicholas Mortimer.
Australian National University (ANU) Apiculture Society
I was completely amazed and surprised at the amount of honey that came out. It was easy to use and there was very little disturbance to the whole hive. Dani Lloyd-Prichard
Bee researcher, University of Newcastle, amateur beekeeper.
In 2014 I had the pleasure of testing the Flow Frames. The bees quickly accepted them and, in less than two weeks, capped 40 pounds of honey. It was quite exciting to see the first bit of honey appear at the outlet, then make its way down the tube into the jar. Mesmerising.
John Gates – Canada
26 years with the BC Ministry of Agriculture. Lectured throughout Canada, USA and New Zealand. Beekeeping since 1974
Greetings from denmark. You did it - now we know it works. We just did the first harvest last weekend. Harvesting approx 10 kg honey.
The only thing was that it didn't last for longer because it was so funny and a great joy that we have looked forward to for a long time. We even kept a close eye on the frame close to the inspection window and was surprised to see NOTHING happening when we opened the cells..
Britta & Jens
So I harvested 1 Flow Frame today! Here is a half gallon jar.
Flow Hive was the best purchase I could have ever made. It worked exactly as advertised and I've learned so much about bees and taking care of them.
How generous! I have to say that we are SO impressed with your company and your products!
My neighbor and I both have your entire set-up and so far it is working like a charm! My neighbor has done all of the ordering in the past, but we are both beginning bee keepers and you have made this so much fun and I have to say ‘easy’!
Flow Hive had been a perfect way to get into beekeeping. In avoiding the hassle and cost of equipment associated with harvesting honey, its been straightforward to set-up a hive, and to reap the reward at the end of the season.
I wouldn't have got into beekeeping had it not been for Flow Hive.
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.
North Dallas, USA
All my acquaintances in the bee community said they wouldn't take to the plastic flow frames. They were wrong.
Received my bees late March . And tapped 2 gallons as of June 3rd , with appx. 1 gal still waiting.
The bees immediately went back to work patching leaks , and making more honey !
WOW, God is great!