|Our new assembled Flow Hive|
This month, as original supporters, we were rather thrilled to get our first Flow Hive. The entire hive came in two neat packages and required quite a bit of construction. It was a bit like an Ikea kit. Based on recent Ikea experience, we would have to admit this was of better quality. The instructions were well detailed and after a morning of construction we were pleased with the results.
|From the Flow Hive kit, a brood box takes shape.|
The key to this technology are plastic frames which sit on top of the brood box. These frames are composed of multiple partially finished plastic cells. Bees will eventually complete these cells with wax and fill them with honey.
|The critical element to the Flow Hive|
|Accessing the Flow Hive frames for honey collection|
|Already feeling like a beekeeper|
For those wishing to know more about this technology here is the Flow Hive web site. Below, you will also find one of their videos which really explains the concept.
It's now time to educate ourselves on beekeeping and get some colonies!