Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Username: Password:

Author Topic: The Flow Hive  (Read 4280 times)

chamomeleon

  • Senior Member
  • Karma: 29
  • Posts: 193
  • Trading Score: +31
  • I have a fever...... and the only cure is more cacti
The Flow Hive
« on: February 24, 2015, 11:28:06 PM »

This is something I just discovered today.  I think it's pretty brilliant, and I wanted to share.

http://www.honeyflow.com
Logged
There was a young lass from Madras
Who had a magnificent ass
It was not round and pink
as you might think
But had ears and a tail, and ate grass.

TBM

  • The Botanical Madman
  • Global Moderator
  • Karma: 91
  • Posts: 782
  • Trading Score: +75
  • Onward to the new
Re: The Flow Hive
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 12:02:59 AM »

Spectacular! I can see this catching on very quickly! I can easily see myself investing in this system in the future, it saves the bees time wasted on producing wax cells to fill with honey, so it seems like honey yields are potentially higher using this!

chamomeleon

  • Senior Member
  • Karma: 29
  • Posts: 193
  • Trading Score: +31
  • I have a fever...... and the only cure is more cacti
Re: The Flow Hive
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 02:01:00 AM »

Exactly!  It also seems like a perfect product for first timers (like myself).  Now, I love honey, and I love bees as pollinators, but I had never really seriously considered beekeeping.  But when I looked into this, I have started to reconsider my stance.  I'll wait and see how it develops (1st generation almost always has some kind of problem), but I've definitely got my eye on it  :o
Logged
There was a young lass from Madras
Who had a magnificent ass
It was not round and pink
as you might think
But had ears and a tail, and ate grass.

Sunshine

  • Global Moderator
  • Karma: 172
  • Posts: 1593
  • Trading Score: +96
  • Hibernating
Re: The Flow Hive
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 06:12:56 PM »

Very cool! Thanks for sharing. +1 :)
Logged

chamomeleon

  • Senior Member
  • Karma: 29
  • Posts: 193
  • Trading Score: +31
  • I have a fever...... and the only cure is more cacti
Re: The Flow Hive
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 09:33:52 PM »

I'm always happy to share!  You can never have too much knowledge  ;D
Logged
There was a young lass from Madras
Who had a magnificent ass
It was not round and pink
as you might think
But had ears and a tail, and ate grass.

teonanocatl

  • Senior Member
  • Karma: 16
  • Posts: 35
  • Trading Score: +28
  • ashes in the riiver, I step into the flow.
Re: The Flow Hive
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 06:08:54 PM »

i have to say, i dont condone this hive design, it interferes with the bees design process and their instincts.  you have realize that things designed for human convenience are very likely to be at the cost of the bees. for a healthy hive you want to appease the bees desires not interfere so much...the flow does have one thing right, and that is reducing opening of the hive...anyways i dont want to rant too much here is a link with a little more background info on my favored hive design...
Logged
dont worry, B. Caapi.

chamomeleon

  • Senior Member
  • Karma: 29
  • Posts: 193
  • Trading Score: +31
  • I have a fever...... and the only cure is more cacti
Re: The Flow Hive
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 09:39:48 PM »

UPDATE:
 
So, this is pretty amazing.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flow-hive-honey-on-tap-directly-from-your-beehive

OVER 12 million dollars raised.  Good for them. 
Logged
There was a young lass from Madras
Who had a magnificent ass
It was not round and pink
as you might think
But had ears and a tail, and ate grass.