Flow Supers and Brood Boxes Brood Box – Classic Araucaria
Just like the brood boxes that come with our Araucaria Flow Hive Classics, these boxes can be used for brood, or as an extra conventional honey super.
Made in Brisbane from durable, local sustainably sourced Araucaria, these precision laser cut brood boxes feature finger joints for maximum strength and are the ideal addition to a Flow Hive Classic Araucaria kit.
What size do I need?
Confused about what size to get? Don't worry we get it! Our Flow Frames are slightly wider than traditional wooden brood frames, so less of them are required to fill the super in a hive in comparison to brood frames in the brood box.
- For an 8 frame brood box, 6 Flow Frames are used to completely fill the super. Compatible with a Flow Hive Classic 6 frame or 8 frame Langstroth beehive.
- For a 10 frame brood box, 7 Flow Frames are used to completely fill the super. Compatible with a Flow Hive Classic 7 frame or 10 frame Langstroth beehive. (currently unavailable)
Need an extra brood for your Flow Hive 2?
This brood box has a minor timber width difference to the one included with the Flow Hive 2. You can find a matching cedar brood box here.
NOTE: It is possible to stack this product with either our Cedar or Araucaria products. Langstroth sizing can vary up to a few mm so depending on the timber width of your existing hive, these brood boxes may not sit completely flush, however, this won’t impair functionality.
Buy with or without brood frames.
• Does not include bees.
• Ships flat packed ready for easy assembly.
• Does not include assembly instructions. Please find these here.
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TIMBER - AUSTRALIAN ARAUCARIA (HOOP PINE)
Crafted from sustainably harvested Australian Araucaria (Hoop Pine), using precision laser manufacturing.
Araucaria is a premium Australian native cabinet timber, highly regarded for its stability & durability. To ensure it lasts a long time outdoors, two good coats of quality weatherproof sealant such as exterior house paint is a must. You can be as creative with the paint job as you like!
Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resources – each hive will be slightly different in character. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics.
FLOW FRAMES – BPA & BPS-FREE PLASTIC
Made in Australia from durable, highest quality food-grade, BPA and BPS-free plastic, Flow Frames have taken the beekeeping world by storm.
We have worked hard to ensure that our Flow Frames are manufactured from the very best food grade materials.
The clear viewing ends of the frames, as well as the honey tube and caps, are made from a virgin food grade copolyester. The manufacturers have assured us that it's not only BPA-free, but it is not manufactured with bisphenol-S or any other bisphenol compounds.
The manufacturers also advise that third-party labs have tested this material and the results have demonstrated that it is free of estrogenic and androgenic activity. The centre frame parts are made from a virgin food grade polypropylene which is also free from any bisphenol compounds and is widely accepted as one of the safest plastics for food contact.
Plastics have been used for many years in beehives for both brood and honey combs and have not been found to have a negative impact on bee colonies.
Store Flow Frames in a dry, cool, dark location out of direct sunlight when not in use. You can find further information in our FAQs.
Beekeeping is a labour of love. As with all animal husbandry, it’s a pastime which requires knowledge, skill and dedication and which carries with it inherent risks.
Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.
This product is the same width as a 6 frame Flow Hive/Super, or an 8 frame Langstroth hive/super/brood box.
More precise dimensions are available here in our FAQ.
How much honey can I harvest?
(Timelapse image shows 18kg honey harvest from 6-frame Western Red Cedar Flow Hive Classic)
Harvest up to 18 kgs (40 lb) of honey when the 6-frame super is full. Watch as fresh, pure unfiltered honey flows from the back of the hive directly into your own jars. No filtering, no mess.
Each Flow Frame holds approximately 3 kg (6.5 lb) of unprocessed honey, this can increase if the bees really build each frame out. Bee prepared with extra jars in case your first one overflows!
For more information on honey collection see our FAQ.
New to beekeeping and not sure where to start?
Beekeeping is such a fascinating pastime enjoyed the world over by people from all walks of life.
Learning about looking after your bees is a fascinating and truly rewarding experience. They are amazing little creatures!
We love welcoming new beekeepers worldwide into the Flow family and have a swarm of resources to assist you in your journey.
Included with the purchase of any of our Flow products is support from our knowledgeable Flow team via:
A handy interactive guide explaining the fundamentals of beekeeping.
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