Breed Bees without getting stung

Active 0 Reply 583 Views 2017-06-25 19:34:31 Bee Keeping
"There has to be a better way!"
Many years ago, I went down to one of my beehives, which I knew was a pretty wild hive. It was getting on towards evening and a bit of a grey day, so not the best time for beekeeping!

So I put on the bee veil my grandma made me and pressed the gaffer tape back on the mesh that covered the rips in it. Then I put on my glove, (I couldn’t find the second one). I fired up the smoker and blew plenty of smoke into the hive.

When I opened the lid my suspicions were confirmed. The bees weren’t happy about being disturbed. I pulled my sleeve over my gloveless hand, blew some more smoke into the hive, and pulled some nice frames of honey out.

The hive was packed with bees and it was near impossible to get the honey out without squashing lots of them. I really don’t like squashing bees!



They don't like it either and the bees became grumpier and started to sting me through my beekeeper suit.

I put the hive back together as quickly as I could, squashing more bees as the lid went on and ended up running away across the field, thinking, "There has to be a better way!"

So, my Dad Stuart and I set to work on a decade long task of inventing the beekeeper's dream.

We are so happy to say that now you can harvest the honey with virtually no disturbance to the bees. It's a dream come true for us and we are actually quite surprised ourselves at just how well our Flow Frames work.

After a decade of work, it's so exciting to be finally bringing our Flow hive invention to the world. You can now buy Flow Hives in our shop, join our online community in the Forum, watch awesome videos and read our FAQ pages.

– Cedar Anderson

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