flow hive problems

By | December 30, 2020

in my view another pertinent aspect the bee keepers must keep in mind while using flow hives is that it acts against bees assigned task by nature.normally a bee fills the cell and then seals it with wax–this has been their routine for centuries–but with flow hives the cells never get filled-what ever honey is stored gets flown out from other end of the cell which would ultimately disturb the bees routine and chances are that after some times the bees might abandon such cells or the entire hive for being some thing abnormal. At all times on the Flowhive website, in print and media interviews the developers of this product insist the it does not replace bee keeping skills and the strenuously make the point that hive inspection must be carried out as normal. And now, I’m going to have a little big of egg in my beer, with a honey chaser. There’s nothing inherently worse about plastic frames. The honey would be a bonus on top. 2 – What would you do with the Flow Hive to improve it and make it more bee-friendly? I have no doubt a Bentley is better than a Chevy and 20 year old scotch is better than 5 year old scotch, but we can’t all have the BEST ! I’m in Canada so a shorter season than some. Look to your own backyard! I will think of you with a chuckle, every time I harvest my honey. '(Caleb Child); I focus on ancient bee worshiping traditions and the bee spirituality. Walk on the moon? Please note the honey coming from the flow hive is at standard hive temperature. Juan Garriga patent to Flow Hive created 1940 patent US2223561. The amount of honey leakage that occurs will depend on the way the bees have capped the cells and also how you set up your hive for harvest. John Moser, George Sprague, theallseeingmaster, Reece, Brent R Franklin II, And i did reach out to them and have a response. Any Publicity Is Good Publicity! It’s like a cross between a beehive and a beer tap. I have 5 flow hives, and I’ve been a bee guardian for 30 years. Perfect for backyard beekeepers . I see many more hobbyist beekeepers as a result of honey flow. The FlowHive actually works. It’s summarized in three easy steps: 1. The simple fact is that people that know a lot more about bee keeping than you think it is just a fad and will not “revolutionize” beekeeping. . Produce it from durable glass instead, which is relatively inert and has no chemical issues. The honey is then heated electrically or by gas then it goes to a settling tank to seperate the dedris, bee part and pests from the honey. Both the Langstroth BROOD boxes (supplied by FLOWHIVE) must be opened and even the FLOWHIVE SUPERS must be inspected for desease and variouse predators. Commercial beekeepers are currently exactly what you said, honey robbers. Old school film then digital. Third there is no way the image of just letting it drain into a jar is going to work because open honey like that will invite robbing… the jar would be covered/filled with bees as you’re trying to fill it. how can you say that. In the end they’ll pan it off as “just their opinion” or “my vast knowledge doesn’t allow me to appreciate this like you do”. Luddites don’t like progress. I wonder what the crash of a truck carrying 100.000’s of bees from one site to another works in favour of commercial mass production. Beekeeping involves putting on a bee suit (or not) and tuning into the bees to ensure that no harm is done when you go into their sacred space. Traditional in African terms meant wild harvesting but in terms of apiary management is considered a standard now. I think he would have loved the idea if he was still with and your statement that the other guy was “a real dick” was again, sortof an indication that you missed the point -AGAIN. All I ask is to please educate yourself on the fraudulent lies that are being spread on BPA-FREE plastics! Personally I want more beekeepers and support whatever it takes to grow their numbers. They fashion wax – a living substance – out of their own abdomens. Take your pick. I have 2 hives…one flow, one standard. Do you like to disturb your bees? Submit your story or essay to Buzzworthy Blogs. It’s actually a pretty good contraption. Each frame taps individually, as they said. They have wax. So the objection comes down to using a plastic frame, which the author incorrectly says puts out harmful chemicals. The best time to add a Flow super and frames is in spring when the bees are expanding, and you can take advantage of increased bee numbers, warming weather and spring nectar flows. A lot of bee keepers use plastic. Brainstorm for the positive instead of just saying all the reasons it won’t work. The Flow hive is considerably more expensive that conventional hives, although you must consider you really don’t need to invest in an expensive extractor or other traditional honey harvesting equipment. The point of beekeeping is to commune with the bees, not to further remove oneself from them. It uses Langstroth frames in stackable boxes with a bottom board, inner cover, and outer cover. Sounds like you have not seen bulk Iif we distance ourselves from all that, we aren’t part of it anymore and just like an enemy to this planet, like a parasyte but in bigger scale, of course the way could still change direction but it doesn’t seem like that. ‘But your arguments against it sound like desperate clutching at straws. That is a sensible interpretation. “The mind invents logic for the whims of the will.” My husband and i kept bees in Washington state, using stamped beeswax foundation and plastic foundation. I look at it as filling a need for pollinators; honey will be a pleasant by product… Why not buy a better mousetrap? As far as disrupting or killing bees, harvesting the “traditional” way kills lots of bees also. If they do decide to just backfill the brood despite all this available space… well. This awoke a devotional mood in them, and this mood in its turn led them to look upon a bee as a specially sacred creature, because it prepares something which man must continually work out within himself. Flow Hive is for people who have no problems with money or have financial gain in beekeeping, but with the desire to have their own personal exclusively extracted honey, no matter what its cost. Not only is it not practical, it is bogus as a 3 dollar bill. The carbonation that is added increases gastric secretions and can make you flatulent. 2 – The bees are less disturbed and so you can have a close connection to them without putting them through unnecessary stress. the idea sounds good but i think i will just buy my honey from my local producer. I too am a conscientious steward of bees and think this would be a wonderful option as we get older. Actually, from what I’ve seen/experienced so far, if someone just bought this hive to start out, they probably wouldn’t have much success. This will allow me to open the brood to control swarming, while replacing empty brood in the Italian hive with Carniolan cells to stimulate fast build-up. The author of this article doesn’t seem to have even taken a good look at their site or the forums therein! I still haven’t had a satisfactory answer in either direction. Everyone take a deep breath and count to 10. If a keeper decides not to harvest honey that season, do they stop inspecting the hive? Any more than this, and economy of scale supports a more traditional extraction and packing plant.. There is only one way to be a beekeeper and it is my way. Flow Hive promises to remove all that “messy hard work.” Which commercial beekeeper wouldn’t be intrigued? Are you kidding me…do you really believe that the majority of people want to “help bees”? Bees will produce honey as long as there are flowers for that season. This is a GREAT idea and, IMO, it deserves to succeed. Advancing technology and innovating ideas always replace and make jobs obsolete. Unfortunately the pros of Flow Hives are overshadowed by the cons. Stealing their food, at least, you get to make as untraumatic as possible. Back to using smoke on the bees I have heard it sends them into preservation mode and they start consuming the honey. Much of that has turned out to be luddism, except that there are many more people practicing photography and I think the field is better for it. Since then, the flow hive has continued to grow in popularity with a sprinkle of controversy. So far I have harvested about 25kg of honey over 2 seasons. On the slim chance you haven’t been forwarded the pitch yet, the Flow™ Hive is a honey super that you can extract honey from without having to open the hive and remove frames. I didn’t know the wax is the tissue and frame for the hive and acts as an information highway. So that is a weighted thing, along with cost and maintenance of equipment required. If off gassing plastic “imprints” into this history….we don’t know what we’re playing with. I don’t condemn an idea just because it isn’t the way it’s always been done. Queen excluders control where bees put brood; without that, bees do whatever they damn well please. That is why you find hives in walls and tires and abandoned cars. there are only so many plants in flower at one time, and that sort of stocking rate isn’t possible. Yeah it’s a great gizmo. A priori la hausse flow hive s'adapte sur une ruche dadant,donc il te faut un essaim sur cadre dadant,le probleme c'est que l'apiculture ne se réduit pas à mettre des abeilles dans une boite,et récolter du miel dans une hausse (flow hive ou pas),d'ou la remarque de fort myers. Cedar doesn’t give us that. They continue to claim it’s an expensive gimmick but holy cow do they know how expensive bee keeping is? http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/07/plastics-phthalates-safe-alternatives. A lot of people would like fresh honey if it required minimal work (the whole crossfit, vegetarian, all natural crowd). As a new beekeeper, I am a keen reader / viewer of any educational material I find, and their web page is one of the best out there. As such, they evolve and adapt over time. This also gives you the opportunity to check hives for AFB, Veroa mite, wax moth hive beetle etc that you wouldn’t see by just turning on a tap. and “good inventions” too. Will it evaporate as well in a plastic hive or will you always get watery honey? I am using a hydralic car jack to achieve this elevation. We produce honey here in the Southeast, São Paulo and Minas Minas, in the conventional way, like any bee keeper, with the exception of chinesese and Japanese, who are concerned more with the final product. The only worry I have about this, is that we live in a very urbanized area, and even though we have a pretty big yard, there is a high possibility that the bees will go over our fence and bother the neighbors. With hipness and honey being the big draws for many, it’s no wonder that this thing got so huge. Commercial beekeepers do not run 1500 hives, they run 15,000 to 50,000 hives, bees are palletized four to a pallet, loaded with fork lifts onto semis, covered with nets and ran for hundreds of miles to the next pollination site. How on earth did the author of this miss this fact or would an article titled 2 reasons to not use the flow hive not sound as good. I understand bees principle of you don’t bother me I won’t bother you. 1 – Plastic has the same properties as wax and allows the bees to function as normal, including regulating hive temperatures and communicating. It’s not a matter of opinion; time will tell the absolute fact of the matter. I remember when digital cameras first began rising in popularity. I’ll use the Flow hive, and I can be involved with my hive as much as I want to. Or your heart for that matter. No frames are removed for transport or torn apart. A lot going on – and I’m a Realtor in the suburbs. the article is negative and pretentious. “Moot!” Please, “moot.” Otherwise, I agree with you, John. This is usually not a problem as the bees will mop up the excess honey even if it reaches the bottom of the hive. I play almost exclusively on acoustic guitars. Stop using this (not saying you are) if you care about keeping bees around to help pollinate your fruit trees and the planets food supply. Our purchasing of one flowhive has been the beginning of a huge movement of helping bees in our small community. There are 3 main cons that I see with the Flow Hive: Construction, Cost, and Misinformation. opening the hive” PC, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2IjNBbLESY i am old school. Thank you for being respectful and passionate in how you wrote this. i am glad this article has spurred so much talk. I agree, Maryam. It’s great. Most people get into a hobby and it is all fun and games but they do not have the responsibility of such things or the time. Additionally, Colony Collapse Disorder is down 27 percent compared to numbers in 2016. there is no envy whatsoever. It is 200 times sweeter than sugar and can cause your glycemic levels to sky-rocket. So someone that knows little about it is an expert on what is a :fad that has been used since the Minoan era 1682 BC and is currently in use in Tanzania, Kenya and West African countries. With plastic it’s hard for them to communicate. It is harmful for the bees. I don’t I like the plastic cones but it beats purchasing honey from the store and because of the decline in the bee population how can you go wrong??? that’s a projection. In fact you will most likely not be harvesting any honey the first season, the bees will need that honey for over wintering. The manufacturers also say that third-party labs have tested this material and the results have demonstrated that it is free of estrogenic and androgenic activity. After “communing” with the bees, they’re not saying that they hate the plastic comb. You do need to look at the bees, you do need to medicate if you medicate, you do need to inspect the frames and make sure that they’re capped properly before harvest. As someone who saw (but hasn’t fully bought into) the idea with a large degree of interest, if the current Flow Hive isn’t quite the one-size-fits-all answer for all bees or all bee keepers, is it a step in the right direction and could the idea be a start towards something better that is even closer to the bees’ natural habitat? Complete with any diseases the might have picked up in the whole extraction process. Backyard beekeepers with 1 or 4 hives only take the amount of time they wish to stay with their bees. In every case, keeping your conscience dead toward the pain or other animals can’t be justified anyhow. Required fields are marked *. The third point is just sour grapes. sounds like someone is jealous or just plain bored to tears. In small doses it is fine, but in large doses it can eat away at your stomach and esophageal lining. This is amazing,” you’ve read over and over again in the comments from people worldwide who have no clue what goes into . Stop telling everyone Your colony still must be opened regularly and frames taken out to be observed. It would encourage foolish beekeeping. A brief description of the Flow Hive is that it is a traditional Langstroth hive, using similar bee space-–though a bit more than a usual Langstroth from what I can tell. We will keep you informed if anything changes and we use any different materials. 1. It is already helping to save the bee population because many many people who would not have been able to go through what you have to go through to keep bees, are now able to with this! this idea that “new” beekeepers are rapacious greedy assholes only in it for the honey who aren’t actually interested in, you know, KEEPING BEES, is condescending and gross. If 2 out of 10 people who have the honey flow as new-bees keep up caring for bees in 10 years imagine how that can have a positive effect on our future. Thank you! I want to let you know that because of your overwhelming negativity, I have decided to purchase my own flow hive. Cheers It may not be profitable for commercial keepers, but for people who would like to have one hive for their own use it would be a novelty that they wouldn’t mind spending the money on to be able to get their own honey. Hypocrite. Is the flow-hive better or worse than existing set-ups? 2. I have been around hives, and I completely disagree. Bees don’t need us messing about in their hives. Most of them want it to actually help keep bees without all the hassle and expense. Excellent read on this topic: and 4 – What kind of hives and bee keeping supplies do you recommend? Consider this: In the six-week lifespan of one single bee, she will only produce a quarter of a teaspoon of honey. Surprisingly with the time no longer consumed by the mechanical extraction I have a lot more bee time to inspect and learn from my hive. Many times on the FlowHive website the inventers keep telling people to JOIN a local Bee Club. Humans have altered their natural way of beeing by such an extreme, it started with Langstroth hive. It’s basically the Langstroth hive on steroids. This runs straight into a horizontal Langstroth 10-frame deep super. 2 – What would you do with the Flow Hive to improve it and make it more bee-friendly? Simplfying the process can help take us down this road. If it can only drain out all of the honey and leave no food for the bees…then I am definitely opposed to it. As for vibration? compassion, was researched, considered, well argued, articulate and sensible. If my Flow Hive pros and cons list is insufficient, please chime in. I guess i must be stupid to response someone on here to prove a point it is as if arguing with a monkey in a zoo over i want his banana. As you said so using feeding and transport methods which can in no way be called natural. For all of those who have replied, well done! Does it kill the bees? Eating plants is the least harmful option on many levels. Using a system that allows you to harvest without harming the bees doesn’t remove you from that relationship. That’s 10 frames of brood, 18 frames of honey, and 7 flow frames. Perhaps you should look into the company’s set up in more detail. I’m pretty sure that you do know that, but unable to admit it to yourself. Because honey is produced by the exploitation of bees, etc. It is much more invasive to rob bees of their comb and honey in your natural ways. However, we have to look at the bigger picture. i like things that are friendly to nature, whats wrong with the way these folks do it ? I was curious to know how you transfer a nuc of bees into an easyflow hive… Do you have any experience with doing this? We can address it, and only learn that no man knows everything. Does anybody have any links to the scientific papers on this? I still think we should work a little bit for honey. I do have some questions, though, so here goes…, 1 – I did enjoy your article. You may likely have to: They surpassed their goal of 70,000 in less than 10 minutes and raised $2.1 million in one day, Not everything that has to do with bees is good for the, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x18TCKpS-4I, http://patrick.freivald.com/2015/04/26/my-thoughts-on-the-flow-hive/, http://www.cdbka.org.uk/index.php/articles/282-legal-problems-looming-for-the-flow-hive, http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2223561.pdf, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2IjNBbLESY, http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/07/plastics-phthalates-safe-alternatives, http://thewinnebagodiaries.blogspot.com/2015/02/fair-share-honeys-perspective-on-flow.html?m=1. Your input on the science of the intricate function of their wax is eye opening. I am vegan and I’m not intrusive as most non-vegans are. That means they can buy more goods; we can sell them more goods; and so we can invent new products, expand niche markets, and generally make more stuff. You would have to get a Flow Hive for each colony or buy an extractor anyway. ask yourself this: in 5 years when it becomes “main stream” and you KNOW that the plastic is toxic. I am not against commercial production but lets not overstate the case in its favour. Or it could be the thing that gets many people interested and started into beekeeping who may then decide to follow a more “traditional” route. Some people might do this, sure, but it’s certainly not going to be MOST people doing this. I would think most people would do some learning if just to prevent the stings! Dedicated email, chat, phone support, and access to our Flow Community Forums that are a hive of activity and information. This flo frame sounds like a totally unsustainable practice though… Something that will seamingly start off great, and down the line may disturb the bees. Remember that most of the plants rely on other species to pick up their fruits or seeds in order to spread them, as plants cannot move. The flow hive is brilliant for bees and the people using it , Nice to hear from someone who actually has experience with the hive! If you have a solid bottom board, and you have had rain recently, the hive may be struggling to dry out the floor. I heard that when the hives are cracked open to get the honey to flow through, bees can be trapped and killed by the device… is there any truth to that? It is a requirement Australia to have beehives a person attend a recognised course to learn about husbandry and diseases so that there is some sort of a standard. With only a single season of use with the Apimaye hives, I’ll be working towards transitioning all my colonies into those over the next few years. And transporting them all over the place spreads bee diseases and mites. this article reminds me of what he use to say all the time, “If you ask 3 This post reads similarly to that outrage, though possibly even more condescending. There we go!! That said, if you’re an amateur beek, who’s only planning on getting one or two hives and you don’t want to lug heavy frames of honey to a manual extractor (and all the clean-up that’s involved), then I’d say the Flow hive is a worthwhile investment. Hi Maxine, The entire Survivors line of bees–actually a collective term for “queens reared from hives that went untreated and survived all these hives dying over the past decades”–relies on the simple fact that certain colonies flatly didn’t died, and so have a high probability of genetic advantages. Admittedly I have limited experience, but I am learning and that means keeping an open mind. It’s good to see there is another rational, thoughtful person here! Do you have any idea about honey production? Thes could be coneected to multiple hives, just a question of plumbing and hive position in a sealed system. 2. This author needs to get off their high horse and start meeting the beekeepers with flowhives. The cheap way to harvest a backyard hive is mash the comb and filter it with a mesh bag. The bottom box is the Brood Box with Standard timber Langstoth frames. As a total new-bee to caring for bees – this year will be my first year – I would like to share my thoughts. I enjoy buying used flow hives at reduced prices from Thanks, Maryam. Sounds like something a person would do after a catastrophic event gather up food and hope for the best. These numbers sound promising, but compared to the 90 percent decline of colonies over the past twenty years and our current administration, it’s difficult to find comfort. So very one sided. The plastic can be bioplastic and I agree that it should be. Same bees, Same scenario. Some plastics have a very short shelf life when exposed to sun and cold weather. A semi retired beekeeper is helping me and other back-yarders with our hives and this gentleman (he really is one of nature’s gentlemen) is spreading his knowledge and love of bees. That’s exactly the answer of someone who cannot confront with facts. One issue that give me the shivers is the % of the US bee population that moves from one agricultural assignment to another each spring/summer. because no vegetables ever benefited from bees and insects being ‘exploited’…, do vegetables scream when you cut them? I am a bk. sorry not sorry bout it. This is going to make huge POSITIVE differences for farmers, families, and the world. Firstly, Plastic is and has been commonly used with beekeeping for some time now. Nature is cruel. The flow hive company is very clear that you still have to perform the maintenance and care for the hive. If you want to start beekeeping you should learn howto, it won’t work with one of these… Also I wander how to clean it and what lifetime it has? Some wild woods are naturally very toxic if put near food. This reminds me of people who got money from a website from people online in donations to install solar panels on roadways and have no research to back it up. I believed it to be the Universe or the the God withing me, since I understood that we all are the same, just lived different lifes. Maryam, after a year on the market, have you seen any proof of what you have written in your article? thank you so much. If I had to wear a clunky suit and spray smoke around, I would never consider harvesting honey. However the plastic issue is a big issue: “The resonant frequency (230-270 Hz) of the comb is matched to the bees’ vibration sensors and acts as an information highway between bees on opposite sides of the comb”. From what I can see on most message boards is that they think you put bees in the hive and turn on the spigot. I do think due to its perceived simplicity that it encourages people with little knowledge of bee keeping to delve into keeping bees and like many fads most people will tire of it very quickly and it will end up at the dump with all the other fad inventions so I doubt that it will help increase bee populations. Finally to Maryam. I can’t wait to purchase some! I stack two flow hives on two 10 frame supers, my bees produce almost 30% more honey with flow hives than they did with standard frames. I am a hobby Bee Keeper in South Africa and am currently relocating to Costa Rica, Central America. Also, fix your freaking site. Hi Eric, It was written as an op-ed piece. But not everybody who gets this is just getting it for honey!! That’s just my opinion….. Having to protect nature for the bees to have their flora to work with shall be work enough for us don’t you think? Yes he is computer savvy and uses alternate energy but the truth was for ten years the man simply wanted a more gentle way to collect honey. I have two hives with one super using Flow hive frames and boxes. How arrogant humans can be.”. This has been the most awesome summer learning old school. Point 1 seems valid. This guy sounds like a jealous teenager. But I want a connection to the process and I love how you point out you lose this. Good luck with that!. How do you know? You certainly don’t see bees abandoning the plastic combs. Communing with bees? Plastic rebreaths. Has it been working for you? The difference is in the Honey Harvesting method. The flow hive cells are slightly deeper, so bees will not choose to put larvae in them. Rooftop Flow Hive beekeeping in DC. What an idiotic rant. You mentioned “…fell for a gimic.” Do you feel the Flo Hive is a gimic or do you like it? I am a certified beekeeper and the pests are the main problem to contend with not the ease of draining off the honey. As might be with a hobbyists ? All rights reserved. As a beekeeper the cutting of comb and extraction process is brutal. Although there are other reasons to want to look at all frames in a hive, the inability to observe what is happening on the cells of a Flow Frame is a concern. This is a first generation of a new idea for collection only. In reality and right now, only the minority of humans is in control of its bodily desires, the rest are being controlled. But the fact that we can start with a small hive and go straight to the jar without having to uncap frames and disrupt the hive is brilliant for us. It would be very foolish to atempt to harvest honey in the cooler months. Truth is, bees are still in trouble and although there are innovators attempting to help, they are actually doing more damage to bees than helping solve the problem. 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