For anyone looking into caring for bees, this is the article for you! The biggest concern for beekeeping newcomers is acquiring all of the needed equipment, as well as finding the time involved in collecting the honey. You are right to have these concerns – caring for bees is a commitment. You have to invest time and attention to ensuring the beehives have what they need to thrive, and some of us just don’t have the time for this. But all that is about to change.
Cedar and Stuart Anderson, two out-of-the-box thinking beekeepers have developed a revolutionary new way to care for bees – a more hands off approach, if you will. According to their website, HoneyFlow.com
We are very excited to introduce our new invention that allows you to enjoy fresh honey straight out of your beehive without opening it. It’s far less stress for the bees and much, much easier for the beekeeper. This will be available very soon.
Honey on Tap
The two beekeepers developed a different type of frame called a Flow Frame that allows honey to be harvested directly from the hive without opening the hive and with little disturbance to the bees. The Flow frames are designed to fit inside standard boxes. According to the website, they are compatible with Langstroth size deep boxes and are inserted into standard bee supers (boxes) in much the same way as standard frames.
On February 23rd, 2015, they will be launching their kickstarter campaign for this product. Think of it, a bee hive that requires no expensive processing equipment, the mess and stickiness of the honey is minimized and the bees are hardly even disturbed! What a great product!
This new invention could permanently change the way we keep bees. This hands off approach will not stress bees out as much, thus helping them supply for honey. Check out their website for more information on this great product!