For those of us that are serious fans of honey, getting a beehive is the best, logical and practical step. It enables us to have honey on demand and with little trouble. Other than the fact that we must smoke the bees, carefully extract the honey, and try not to disturb the sleepy, fuzzy bees that don’t like to be upset. Well, what if there was a way to get that honey would without having to do all that? What if all you had to do was pull a lever and see the honey come pouring out into a sticky mountain that is ready to be put on your toast in the morning? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not.
Stuart and Cedar Anderson are a family team that has created the next big thing in bee keeping, called the Flow Hive. This is an innovative, modern technology that allows beekeepers to get honey out of a hive without disturbing the bees with a simple kind of lever that you need to push when the honeycombs are ready to be drained.
Since history has not really changed the beekeeping procedure, these two hard workers figured it was time to do it themselves. This new hive is perfectly safe for the bees, keeping them living their lives naturally all while giving them a safe place to produce honey. There are tubes hooked up to the honeycombs that form a partial window, and the bees make the window into a full one of honeycombs, so you can see their progress and know when it is time to drain the honey. Then, the honey drains through the strong plastic tubes and into the large jars and you are able to do all of your work with the honey you wanted.
This is a safe procedure that took off quickly around the world. The creators were in shock when it started to work so quickly, and with such simple technology, but that just goes to show how easy it is to work out a simple problem like this. Bee enthusiasts all over were finding that this technology was iffy, but when trying it for themselves, were amazed at how easily it worked. This may have solved a huge problem of how to keep bees safe and happy with it comes to harvesting the honey.
With all of the problems that we are having in keeping bees alive and well, it’s nice to see that they can find happy, comfortable homes in hives like these. The bees are harm free and totally able to live freely in these hives. With less risk to both human and bee, it’s easy to understand how these hives will soon because mainstream as they gain popularity around the world. Fairly cheap to create for yourself, beekeepers are falling in love with these innovative designs that are designed to create better working conditions and safer habitats for bees. As far as the beekeeper world is concerned, Flow Hive is the biggest thing since sliced bread.
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