Stuart and Cedar Anderson – father and son – two Australian beekeepers and invented a new hive that allows both the bees and beekeepers breath of relief in time to collect the honey.
Flow Hive allows the honey is removed from inside the hive without disturbing the bees and the only thing that the beekeeper has to do is open a tap and wait for honey drips into jars.
The innovative honeycomb uses special boards with partially formed honeycomb cells. Bees, to establish themselves, build what remains of honeycombs and fill us with honey.
A tap on the outer hive divides the cells of the honeycomb when it is open. When open, honey flows through channels and is routed out of the hive.
When the tap is closed cells unite and return to the original place, getting ready to be filled again with honey.
This process prevents the bees are strongly disturbed during the removal of the honey, which contributes to the prosperity of the cluster and for a longer period of stay of bees in the same beehive.
Although the work of the beekeeper with the new system is minimized it is necessary to continue to ensure the welfare of animals with periodic inspections inside the hive.