Flow Hive Hybrid gives you the best of both worlds – fresh, natural honeycomb and pure, unfiltered honey on tap straight from the beehive.
This complete beehive combines Flow technology with traditional wooden frames in the Flow Super, giving beekeepers the opportunity to experience the ease of harvesting with Flow and the ability to collect delicious honeycomb.
Our Flow Hive Hybrid is our most affordable complete setup!
Includes FREE Organic Cotton Flow Veil – valued at €24!
Crafted from premium Araucaria – highly regarded for its stability & durability, the Flow Hive Hybrid also includes an integrated pest management screened bottom board, observation windows and our distinctive gabled roof.
The Flow Hive Hybrid is a wonderful addition to any apiary providing the potential to harvest up to 3kgs of pure honey from each Flow Frame, whilst also being able to collect and enjoy honeycomb. Honeycomb is a wonderful gift for friends & family, organically built by nature’s little engineers and constructed in natural-and-perfect hexagon shapes, honeycomb is bound to entice and inspire those who you choose to share it with.
With so much flexibility the Flow Hive Hybrid is one sweet hive!
Perfect for families & children who may never have experienced the delight of fresh, warm honeycomb from bees, which–in addition to being delicious–makes a great gift for friends and neighbours.
Honeycomb is enticing, children are fascinated by this sweet, sticky delicacy– also a firm favourite with gourmet food-lovers, honeycomb can be served on cheese platters, as a lush breakfast or after-dinner spread, or enjoyed on its own for its chewy sweet simplicity.
Often referred to as the “Beekeeper’s Dream”, Flow was created out of a desire to make harvesting honey easier for the beekeeper and to lessen its impact on the bees. “I really didn’t like squashing bees or disturbing the hive when harvesting, so I thought ‘there has to be a better way”. (Cedar Anderson).
For those that don’t know, harvesting honey used to be pretty labour intensive. After a decade of tinkering, our patented Flow Frame technology is the most significant advancement in beekeeping since 1852. It is now possible to simply turn the Flow Key and watch as pure, untouched, unprocessed fresh honey flows right out of the beehive and into your jar.
FAQs on Flow Hybrid
Here's what's included:
Timber Components Flow Hive Hybrid
Baseboard with screened mesh
Flow Hive Classic gabled roof
Flow Hive Classic brood box with brood frames
Flow Hive Hybrid Classic Super 3 frame
Flow Frames & Tubes
3 Flow Frames and 3 Flow Tubes
1 Flow Key
Other Flow Hive Hybrid Components
Comes flat-packed and unsealed, leaving you with the satisfying experience of assembling yourself and bee-ing creative by painting or sealing it to suit your personal tastes.
Timber components and Flow Frames ship in separate boxes.
Does not include bees! Click here for info on how to get bees.
TIMBER - AUSTRALIAN ARAUCARIA (HOOP PINE)
Crafted from sustainably harvested Australian Araucaria (Hoop Pine), using precision laser manufacturing.
Araucaria is a premium Australian native cabinet timber, highly regarded for its stability & durability. To ensure it lasts a long time outdoors, two good coats of quality weatherproof sealant such as exterior house paint is a must. You can be as creative with the paint job as you like!
Timber included in this product is made from naturally grown resources – each hive will be slightly different in character. Please see our FAQ for more information on our natural timber characteristics.
FLOW FRAMES – BPA & BPS-FREE PLASTIC
Made in Australia from durable, highest quality food-grade, BPA and BPS-free plastic, Flow Frames have taken the beekeeping world by storm.
We have worked hard to ensure that our Flow Frames are manufactured from the very best food grade materials.
The clear viewing ends of the frames, as well as the honey tube and caps, are made from a virgin food grade copolyester. The manufacturers have assured us that it's not only BPA-free, but it is not manufactured with bisphenol-S or any other bisphenol compounds.
The manufacturers also advise that third-party labs have tested this material and the results have demonstrated that it is free of estrogenic and androgenic activity. The centre frame parts are made from a virgin food grade polypropylene which is also free from any bisphenol compounds and is widely accepted as one of the safest plastics for food contact.
Plastics have been used for many years in beehives for both brood and honey combs and have not been found to have a negative impact on bee colonies.
Store Flow Frames in a dry, cool, dark location out of direct sunlight when not in use. You can find further information in our FAQs.
Beekeeping is a labour of love. As with all animal husbandry, it’s a pastime which requires knowledge, skill and dedication and which carries with it inherent risks.
Our unique Flow 3-layer mesh beekeeper suits provide the best available sting prevention and are purpose designed for functionality.
Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.
This product is the same width as a 6 frame Flow Hive/Super, or an 8 frame Langstroth hive/super/brood box.
More precise dimensions are available here in our FAQ.
How much honey can I harvest?
(Timelapse image shows 18kg honey harvest from 6-frame Western Red Cedar Flow Hive Classic)
Harvest up to 18 kgs (40 lb) of honey when the 6-frame super is full. Watch as fresh, pure unfiltered honey flows from the back of the hive directly into your own jars. No filtering, no mess.
Each Flow Frame holds approximately 3 kg (6.5 lb) of unprocessed honey, this can increase if the bees really build each frame out. Bee prepared with extra jars in case your first one overflows!
For more information on honey collection see our FAQ.
New to beekeeping and not sure where to start?
Beekeeping is such a fascinating pastime enjoyed the world over by people from all walks of life.
Learning about looking after your bees is a fascinating and truly rewarding experience. They are amazing little creatures!
We love welcoming new beekeepers worldwide into the Flow family and have a swarm of resources to assist you in your journey.
Included with the purchase of any of our Flow products is support from our knowledgeable Flow team via:
A handy interactive guide explaining the fundamentals of beekeeping.
Weather permitting, the Flow team host weekly Facebook Live events.
Have Flow product questions? We’re here to help, and operate during Australian business hours, Monday to Friday.
- Email - Our friendly support staff will get back to you ASAP
- Phone - Kick back and have a good old chat with Trace
- Live chat - Get fast answers to your buzzing questions
Official Flow answers to frequently asked questions.
Ask general questions regarding beekeeping, and have them answered by the worldwide Flow community – or read through different topics to find your answer!