Award-winning invention lets you harvest honey straight from the hive. Our premium Flow Hive – at a bargain price. We're offering a limited release of Scratch & Dent Cedar Flow Hive 2+ for those who are a bit handy and looking for an excellent deal.
US $739.00 - US $839.00US $869.00 - US $969.00
Recycled, reclaimed premium wood
Harvest up to 21 kgs of honey when super is full
Flow® harvesting technology
Our in-house manufacturing team has very high QC standards, which means that when packing our premium hive, some usable pieces get put aside.
Sustainability is a core value for all of us at Flow. We offer the Flow Hive 2+ Scratch & Dent to those who also believe that it's better to make good use of our natural resources and are prepared to tinker a little. If tinkering isn't for you then please see our premium Flow Hive 2+.
The timberware may be scratch & dent, however, this hive contains premium generation 2 Flow Frames, featuring our revolutionary honey harvesting technology. You'll also find A-grade hardware and features including an entrance reducer, mulifunctional poly-tray, queen excluder.
HOW IT WORKS
“This has all come about because of our love for the bees and an acknowledgement of how important they are, not only to the food we eat, but to all life on Earth.”
- Stuart Anderson
“If we look after the bees, they’ll look after us. And the honey really is an amazing bonus.”
- Cedar Anderson
Included with the purchase of any Flow Hive is our Bee Supported package – phone support, Live Q&A streams weekly, prioritised email and live chat. In addition, our online course contains all the beekeeping knowledge you need to make you a confident, knowledgeable beekeeper.
All timber included will be in useable condition, however as the name suggests, you may find scratches, dents, and minor imperfections such as small timber knots in the woodware. You may need to tinker a little or make minor adjustments with a chisel to assemble your hive but once it’s together the bees won’t know the difference!
With Flow’s patented technology you can harvest honey from individual frames directly into your jar – no blending or processing required. Enjoy pure, unadulterated honey that captures the unique seasonal variations in colour and flavour, from your very own backyard.
The Flow Hive 2+ base is specially designed for pest management, ventilation control and functionality. Including spirit levels for gaining the optimal hive set-up, a multifunctional tray for hive observations and applying pest treatments, and ventilation controls to suit every climate.
Highly requested by the Flow community, the Flow Entrance Reducer is handy for protecting against predators and robbing, reducing drafts in cold climates and can be used to seal the hive entrance for short periods when relocating your hive.
What's in the Box?
UPCYCLED TIMBER COMPONENTS
Flow Hive 2+ Base w/ levels, ventilation
Flow Hive 2+ Flow Super
Flow Hive 2+ brood box with brood frames
Flow Hive 2+ gabled roof
Harvesting shelf brackets
FLOW FRAMES & TUBES
Flow Frames and Flow Tubes - 6 or 7
OTHER FLOW HIVE 2+ COMPONENTS
Mesh screen base
Inner cover with ventilation plug
Flow Hive 2+ multifunctional tray
All the features of a Flow Hive 2+
Your Questions Answered
Yes! All of the repurposed timber panels in the Scratch and Dent hive should be in useable condition but may require a little tinkering in the assembly process. In the unlikely event that you receive an item that cannot be utilised, reach out to our friendly support team.
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.
In response to requests for a larger hive, we have created a 7 Frame Flow Hive that is compatible with 10 frame Langstroth equipment.
Beehives in the 10 frame Langstroth sizing are extremely popular in cold climates and with beekeepers who prefer to have an extra two frames for their colony in the brood box.
Having an additional Flow Frame in your super is a bonus for collecting more delicious Flow harvested honey!
Plastic has been used in beehives as part of foundation for brood frames for many years. Our Flow Hives only feature the highest quality, foodgrade, BPA and BPS Free plastic in the Flow Super where the honey is stored. The bees complete the Flow Frame matrix and coat it with wax before adding their nectar to turn into honey. We supply and recommend foundationless brood frames to keep the brood nest as natural as possible for the bees.
Our premium Flow Hive 2+ includes extra features to make taking care of your bees even easier, and is manufactured using western red cedar (Thuja Plicata). Sustainably sourced in North America, cedar is a beautiful timber with a remarkably fine and stable grain structure.
Cedar is often used as a hive timber in the USA, UK and other regions, because of its durability and insulative properties.
The wood includes beautiful, rich colour variation ranging from yellowish-white colour to a pale brown through to a richer dark brown. As this product is made from naturally grown resources – each hive will be slightly different in character. You can maintain a natural timber finish by oiling or staining to accentuate its natural colour variations.
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.