ABC members have expressed a lot of interest in the recent announcement of the forthcoming (February 23) Kickstarter campaign for Flow™ Honey frames. The basic idea is that you can collect honey from your supers without removing the honey frames from the hive. Sounds too good to be true, but I guess we get at least one of those in a lifetime.
If you are not familiar with this purported revolution in beekeeping, you can check out the company’s web site here:
As I searched for more information about the technology behind this new method of honey collection, I came across a posting of a letter from the company to an interested beekeeper. If valid, the letter appears to be a part of their ongoing marketing campaign. It provides some believable details about how this technology might work. I’m not so sure about collecting the honey in an open container, though!
Here’s the text from the letter (as copied from the Beesource.com Forums):
Thanks so much for your interest in the Flow hive. We (Cedar, Stu and our whole beekeeping family) are so excited to be letting you and the world know about the invention we have been working on for over a decade. The response has been quite overwhelming, thanks for all the amazing comments. We are working as fast as we can to complete a video that will show you all the details about the technology.
We want to tell you a little more about the Flow frames/hives, how they work, what we think this will mean for beekeeping and where we are at with producing them.
How do the Flow™ frames work?