“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
If you’re new to beekeeping and aren’t sure where to start, we have you covered!
With this purchase, you’ll gain one month’s FREE access to our online beginner beekeeping course, TheBeekeeper.org. Created in conjunction with world experts, you’ll be beekeeping with confidence in no time!
Plus, as part of the Flow Community, you’ll have access to a swarm of online educational resources and support from our stellar customer service team, on hand to answer your questions.
CARE GUIDE (Safety and care/maintenance guide)
Beekeeping suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent sting prevention, 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.
With Flow’s patented technology you can harvest from individual frames directly into your jar. Without the blending of conventional harvesting, you can experience the seasonal variations in color, flavor, and bouquet.
It’s important to feel secure and confident when tending to your bees, that’s why a beekeeping suit is a must. Offering the very best in sting prevention, our organic beekeeping suit features a fully removable fencing veil, plus anti-bunch elastic thumb and ankle stirrups. Also includes lightweight, ventilated gauntlet goatskin gloves and a J-Hive tool, handmade from stainless-steel.
A quality smoker is a must-have in every beekeepers’ kit. Made from stainless steel, the Flow beekeeping smoker includes a wire guard to protect against accidental burns, a hook at the back for hanging while you tend to your beehive, a ventilated insert for better airflow, and the Flow logo on its bellows.
Crafted from sustainably harvested Australian Araucaria, a native cabinet timber highly regarded for its stability & durability, your hive should see you through many seasons when properly maintained.
Apply two coats of exterior house paint for protection from the elements – It's a great chance to get creative!
What's in the box
Flow Hive Classic base
Flow Hive Classic Flow Super
Flow Hive Classic brood box with brood frames
Flow Hive Classic gabled roof
Flow Frames and Flow Tubes - 6 or 7
Organic cotton suit
Ventilated gauntlet goatskin gloves
Your questions answered
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.
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.
Bees rarely find their way into empty beehive boxes, even though they are designed to be a perfect home for them.
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 ;)
Yes! The Flow Hive is successfully in use in all climates wherever beekeeping is possible, from the hot Australian summers to the cold Alaskan winters.
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.