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Flow Hive

 
Seven Welsh
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Jaqueline have you heard of the Flow Hive? just wondering what you thought of it. Less invasive to the hive. Less stress to the bees. Are there any special techniques you use when collecting the honey? I am new to bee keeping and was hoping to start in the near future. this season I will start with the some of their favourite flowers in the garden!
 
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http://www.permies.com/t/44868/bees/Flow-Hive

I think you can see that this question has already been asked

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Check out the Indiegogo fundraiser for mass producing flow hives - it`s up to nearly 5 Million dollars!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flow-hive-honey-on-tap-directly-from-your-beehive#shipping
 
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I feel this is sad . Lots of folks who think all they have to do is turn on a tap to get honey are going to be very disappointed . Loads of bees are going to be stressed like mad and beekeeping as a whole I fear will get a bad name.
 
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Granulated Honey.

If you ever use one of these in an area with oilseed rape it will get jammed solid and be impossible to extract. At least with traditional frames if you get one that sets it is fairly straight forward to cut the wax out and clean the frame for reuse. How would you clean granulated honey out of one of these?
 
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Never mind Ivy and heather honey .........

David
 
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Seven Welsh wrote:Jaqueline have you heard of the Flow Hive? just wondering what you thought of it. Less invasive to the hive. Less stress to the bees. Are there any special techniques you use when collecting the honey? I am new to bee keeping and was hoping to start in the near future. this season I will start with the some of their favourite flowers in the garden!


Yours is the question we are all interested in these days.......what a controversial concept!
Welcome to permies and hope you will enjoy the extensive honey bee forum as well as others.
 
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Plus trying to remove the set up with 20 thousand bees going nuts would not be something I would like to try
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David - I imagine removing the box and leaving it out for bees to rob clean would be about the only viable way of salvaging that situation!
 
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Well, if you can find the type of plastic the hive is made of of, if the entire things turns out into a disaster, one could turn the plastic beehives into car fuel. I think it is a good thing that at least the flow hive will have sparked some people's interest into beekeeping.
 
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