The father and son beekeepers Stuart and Cedar Anderson have invented a beehive system that will surely exclude and remove the most tedious part of collecting the honey from the beehive. This invention is called Flow Hive which was invented by the Andersons over a decade ago, completely rule out the conventional way of extracting honey that moves away the frames from the beehives, with hot knives used to open it, and put into a machine that uses centrifugal force to squish the honey out. Here’s how they explain their invention
“The Flow frame consists of already partly formed honeycomb cells. The bees complete the comb with their wax, fill the cells with honey and cap the cells as usual. When you turn the tool, a bit like a cap, the cells split vertically inside the comb forming channels allowing the honey to flow down to a sealed trough at the base of the frame and out of the hive while the bees are practically undisturbed on the comb surface.”
“When the honey has finished draining, you turn the tap in the upper slot resets the comb into its original position and allows the bees to chew the wax capping away and fill it with honey again.”
This very cool design of Flow hive will definitely be enjoyed by those small scale beekeepers or those that have beehive in their backyards. This one will not just be very useful but will also ease the entire process of honey making with the bees completely uninterrupted.