My name is Lars and I’m excited to share my experience with Flow Hive. I am a member of the board of Vejle Beekeeper Association and have been a beekeeper since 2021. At home, we exclusively use Flow Hives, so that’s the experience I’m trying to share.
If you’re not familiar with Flow Hive, it’s an exciting invention in beekeeping that makes it easier and less invasive to harvest honey from your bees.
What is it?
Flow Hive is essentially a beehive, where the honey super is just different. One of the things I love the most about it is how easy it is to use when it comes to harvesting honey. You don’t have to wear a bee suit, use a bee smoker, or smoke out the bees (and risk honey with a smoky flavor 😉) to harvest the honey. Instead, you simply turn a long key and the honey flows out of the hive and into a jar, a bucket, or whatever you prefer (I personally use a bucket). It’s that simple and effective.
Another advantage of Flow Hive is that it reduces disturbance to the bees. Traditional methods of honey harvesting can be stressful for the bees, but when you tap the honey from the Flow Hive, the bees can stay put and continue their work as if nothing happened.
And, at least in my opinion, it’s a super nice-looking beehive to have in the garden. The window on the side is a nice little gimmick that makes it super exciting for kids to see what the bees are up to. Without the risk of getting stung 😅
Discount code for you
If you’re interested in trying Flow Hive for yourself, I have a discount code I can share with you (feel free to share it with others who might be interested too). Use this link and enter your email address, and you’ll receive a unique code that will give you a €50 discount on your purchase in the European store. And if you use the code, I also get a discount, so it’s a win-win situation.
How to become a beekeeper
To succeed with Flow Hive (or any other beehive), I recommend doing research and learning as much as possible about beekeeping. There are plenty of resources available online and in your local area. And of course, you should make sure to follow best practices for beekeeping and respect the bees and their environment. And even though Flow Hive makes honey harvesting easy, it still requires you to keep an eye on and take care of your bees like any other beekeeper.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to share them below 😊