"So much easier for the beekeeper
and so much easier on the bees"

Beekeeping has been in the Anderson family for three generations.

A love for the bees and the natural world has always been a significant part of the lives of the father-son inventing team behind the idea, Stuart and Cedar Anderson.

It all started because Cedar felt bad about crushing bees during the honey harvest. He was also sick of being stung and having to spend a whole week harvesting his honey.

“The first idea was simply that there must be a better way, and I’d been thinking about that from a very young age,” says Cedar, who started keeping bees when he was about six.

Watch Australian Story Going With The Flow

One of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in history

Five years on

Fast-forward to 2020, and there are now 75,000 Flow Hives in use in more than 130 countries. Manufacturing and logistics processes have been optimised and the company now generally dispatches orders within 24 hours. Flow has won multiple awards for innovation, design, marketing and business including Good Design Australia, D&AD White Pencil, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, two medals at Apimondia International Beekeeping Congress and was declared NSW Business Chamber’s Business of the Year (2017).

Now, Cedar and Stuart are at the helm of a company that has matured into not only a successful Australian exporter, but a prominent advocate for bees and the natural world. A global community of hundreds of thousands of people has sprung up around the idea of being kinder to bees and taking better care of our local environment.

Recently, Flow launched a new, limited edition product – a pollinator house – designed as a home for solitary bees, made from upcycled Flow Hive offcuts. Eight hundred units sold in the US and Australia almost immediately, and all the profits will be going toward pollinator habitat programs later in the year.

The company is now a certified B Corp™, which means meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability.

The commitment to raising awareness of how crucial bees are to human survival is real and unwavering, the importance of sustainability, recognition of the interconnectedness of all life on Earth and the broader message of treading as lightly on the planet and with as much love and as little cruelty as we can.

After all, that’s what Flow Hive is really all about.


See 'How Flow Works' here.