The upcycled Flow Pollinator House funds amazing projects around the world
Flow Hive gives 100% of profits from sales of our Flow Pollinator House to organisations that work to improve pollinator health.
The Flow Pollinator house is created from repurposed timber offcuts from our hive manufacturing and sustainably-sourced bamboo.
Specifically targeted towards solitary nesting bees—which make up the majority of over 19,000 bee species worldwide—these cosy homes provide and encourage solitary nesting pollinators to take up residence in your garden.
FUNDING RECIPIENTS 2022
The Sengwer people are an indigenous community who primarily live in the Embobut forest in the western highlands of Kenya. The Sengwer people are currently a marginalized community and face significant threats to their identity, food security and ancestral lands. Flow has supported the Sengwer of Embobut CBO to launch a beekeeping project aimed at helping the community to improve their livelihoods and reestablish their right to manage and conserve their forests.
Bees for Development is a global charity that promotes sustainable beekeeping to combat poverty, build resilient livelihoods and benefit biodiversity. They promote nature-based beekeeping skills with people in the poorest communities of the world, giving a reliable, sustainable income for life.
In 2022, Flow supported their Big Give Christmas challenge to provide support for young beekeepers in Ethiopia.
Dr. Kit Prendergast is a native bee ecologist and science communicator. Her research ranges from pollination ecology, to native bee ecology and behaviour, citizen science, critiquing methods for surveying pollinators, undertaking biodiversity assessments. Flow has supported the publication of Dr. Prendergast’s research on bee hotels as a tool for bushfire recovery.
Project Humble is an educational program connecting primary school students to nature through bees and beekeeping with real-world learning tasks to spark their curiosity. The pilot program includes 20 schools from diverse communities in the Hunter Valley (NSW). Each school features its own Flow Hive and we are proud to sponsor this great project.
Renowned queen breeder Corinne Jordan of The Bee Lady Apiaries in Queensland has teamed up with scientists to bring a groundbreaking new scientific tool to make honeybees in Australia more resilient against the threat of the varroa mite.
Flow is supporting Corinne and Dr. Nadine Chapman of the University of Sydney in their project to breed for genetic resistance in the absence of an active mite population, using an innovative new technique developed by Dr. Kaira Wagoner of the University of North Carolina, USA.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. Their key program areas are: pollinator conservation, endangered species conservation, community engagement, and reducing pesticide use and impacts.
The Heart Gardening Project is a community initiative bringing humans and nature together joyfully through street gardening.
Flow has supported the launch of their wonderful Melbourne Pollinator Corridor Handbook - a clear, factual, accessible and easy-to-use introduction to native bees, gardening for native bees and street gardening.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was founded in 2006 due to serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’.
They work nationally across the UK with a number of projects, collaborating with farmers and landowners, NGO's and the general public to create and improve habitat for these important and much-loved pollinators.
Bee Friendly Farming® - Native Seed Grants. We joined forces with Pollinator Partnership to support farms across the USA in protecting, preserving and promoting pollinator health. Together we launched the Flow Native Seed Grant, which provided 137 pounds of seed to 19 growers in 12 states.
Since this initial funding in 2020, we've also supported the Bee Friendly Farming initiative in the USA and Australia through our Billions of Blossoms initiative. For more info, click here.
Flow sponsored the inaugural World Bee Count, created by HiveTracks & Appalachian State University.
This project launched on 1st May 2020 to undertake a global pollinator count, plus create a worldwide pollinator map featuring over 20,000 images from contributors around the globe.
The Green Carpenter Bee Conservation Project is helping to bring back the population of this iconic native bee species.
Using funds raised from sales of the Flow Pollinator House, we partnered with Wheen Bee Foundation with a dollar-for-dollar matching program up to $10,000.
To find out more and support this exciting project, click here.
FUNDING RECIPIENTS 2018
Effective Pollinator Gardening in the Big Country
Planting of demonstration pollinator gardens with plants suitable to the local native pollinators for ongoing use in education and community engagement.