A Flow Hive is great for beginners as our technology makes harvesting so easy, PLUS all hive purchases come with our Bee Supported package, including dedicated email, chat, phone support, and access to our Flow Community Forums that are a hive of activity and information.
What the Flow Hive does is make honey harvesting easy. This is usually one of the most difficult processes involved in keeping bees, but the other parts such as colony care and hive maintenance are important too.
Part of keeping a beehive is inspecting the hive for pests and diseases, especially in the brood box where the queen and worker bees live.
The frequency of inspections will depend on your location. Ask your local beekeeping club or mentor for advice on what works best in your area.
Which Flow Hive is best for me?
If you’re looking for the best way to get started we highly recommend going with one of our available bundles that include everything you need to get started – a beehive, suit and a smoker.
One of the most frequently asked questions from new beekeepers is – “How do I get bees?”.
One of the best ways to source bees is from a reputable bee breeder who will help to provide you with a Nuc – a small colony which includes a laying queen, workers, drones and 4 or 5 frames of brood and honey (watch on YouTube).
Start beekeeping with confidence
All Flow customers enjoy one month’s FREE access to our online beginner beekeeping course, TheBeekeeper.org. Created in conjunction with the world's experts, you’ll be beekeeping with confidence in no time!
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Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, where the discoveries are endless. Plus the honey really is an amazing bonus!
If you’re just getting started, we’re here to help – our friendly support team is on hand via email, phone, or live chat to get fast answers to your buzzing questions.
Or if you’d rather go straight to the top, join Cedar, our co-inventor, every week for a special live stream on Facebook and Youtube, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask him your questions live!
We’ll support you every step of the way with a swarm of educational resources to ensure your beekeeping journey will be an enjoyable one.
Ready to take the first step? Learn beekeeping terminology – from queen excluders, to drone bees and all the parts of a beehive – by downloading our simple PDF guide to beekeeping to start your journey today.
Yes! Getting set up with a Flow Hive is a great interactive family activity as our revolutionary honey harvesting technology removes the need for additional harvesting equipment, making this enjoyable hobby much more accessible. Harvesting honey together as a family is an incredible experience and enough to entice all members of your family to learn about bees which are completely fascinating! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself with extra hands on deck to help out with brood inspections ;)
Beekeeping is a fascinating hobby which when approached with knowledge, skill and dedication can be incredibly rewarding.
It is important to understand some basic safety guidelines to ensure that your beekeeping experience is a safe and positive one.
Beekeeping suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent prevention against bee stings but are not 100 percent effective. It’s important new beekeepers exercise caution when tending to their hives and are comfortable with the fact that sooner or later, all beekeepers get stung.