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Flow Hive 2+

Award-winning invention lets you harvest honey straight from the hive. Our premium Flow Hive – crafted from western red cedar and packed with thoughtful innovations.

Dispatches in 1-2 working days from UK
Hive Size
How many frames do I need?
Include a hive stand
Hive Stand benefits and features
Harvest up to 21 kgs of honey when super is full
Sustainably sourced premium wood
Flow® harvesting technology
Works in all climates

Our revolutionary Flow Hive design provides a solution for harvesting honey that’s easier for the beekeeper and gentler on the bees. The Flow Hive 2+ takes it another step forward. 

Made from premium western red cedar, the Flow Hive 2+ is packed with innovative hive features to help you take great care of your bees.


• Innovative base design
• Flow Super
• Flow harvesting shelf brackets
• Flow’s unique gabled roof design
• Durable brass hardware
• Entrance reducer
• Optional hive stand with ant guards 

Our premium hive is perfect for beginners or experienced beekeepers – available in both 6 and 7 frame sizes to suit your beekeeping needs.


“This has all come about because of our love for the bees and an acknowledgement of how important they are, not only to the food we eat, but to all life on Earth.”

- Stuart Anderson

“If we look after the bees, they’ll look after us. And the honey really is an amazing bonus.”

- Cedar Anderson

Although developed in subtropical Australia, Flow Hives are used successfully in colder climates around the world, as the brood nest is the same as in a traditional hive. The bees work to keep the brood at a consistent temperature of around 34-36°C.

As with any type of honey extraction, it’s preferable to take steps to avoid crystallisation inside the hive - this particularly applies to honey produced from ivy and rapeseed nectar. However, the Flow system offers certain advantages for honeys that are prone to crystallisation.


Included with the purchase of any Flow Hive is our Bee Supported package – phone support, Live Q&A streams weekly, prioritised email and live chat.
In addition, our online course contains all the beekeeping knowledge you need to make you a confident, knowledgeable beekeeper.


It is important to understand some basic safety guidelines to ensure that your beekeeping experience is a safe and positive one.
Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.
We recommend you paint or stain your Flow Hive.


Dispatch times below:

6 Frame hive with stand: Dispatches in 1-2 working days
7 Frame hive with stand: Dispatches in 1-2 working days
7 Frame hive no stand: Dispatches in 1-2 working days

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All the features of the Flow Hive 2+

Your Questions Answered

Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, where the discoveries are endless. Plus the honey really is an amazing bonus!

If you’re just getting started, we’re here to help – our friendly support team is on hand via email, phone, or live chat to get fast answers to your buzzing questions.

Or if you’d rather go straight to the top, join Cedar, our co-inventor, every week for a special live stream on Facebook and Youtube, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask him your questions live!

We’ll support you every step of the way with a swarm of educational resources to ensure your beekeeping journey will be an enjoyable one.

Ready to take the first step? Learn beekeeping terminology – from queen excluders, to drone bees and all the parts of a beehive – by downloading our simple PDF guide to beekeeping to start your journey today.

Watch this video to learn how the the Flow Frames work.

In response to requests for a larger hive, we have created a 7 Frame Flow Hive that is compatible with 10 frame Langstroth equipment.

Beehives in the 10 frame Langstroth sizing are extremely popular in cold climates and with beekeepers who prefer to have an extra two frames for their colony in the brood box.

Having an additional Flow Frame in your super is a bonus for collecting more delicious Flow harvested honey!

Not sure which model is best for you? Check out this video

Plastic has been used in beehives as part of foundation for brood frames for many years. Our Flow Hives only feature the highest quality, foodgrade, BPA and BPS Free plastic in the Flow Super where the honey is stored. The bees complete the Flow Frame matrix and coat it with wax before adding their nectar to turn into honey. We supply and recommend foundationless brood frames to keep the brood nest as natural as possible for the bees.

Our premium Flow Hive 2+ includes extra features to make taking care of your bees even easier, and is manufactured using western red cedar (Thuja Plicata). Sustainably sourced in North America, cedar is a beautiful timber with a remarkably fine and stable grain structure.

Cedar is often used as a hive timber in the USA, UK and other regions, because of its durability and insulative properties.

The wood includes beautiful, rich colour variation ranging from yellowish-white colour to a pale brown through to a richer dark brown. As this product is made from naturally grown resources – each hive will be slightly different in character. You can maintain a natural timber finish by oiling or staining to accentuate its natural colour variations.

Our Flow Hive 2+ base, Hive Stand, Entrance Reducer and Ant Guards are available as upgrade features for existing hives (subject to availability). 

If you have an existing hive and need some advice on which upgrade components are compatible, please contact our team – we’ll be happy to help.

Bees rarely find their way into empty beehive boxes, even though they are designed to be a perfect home for them.

There are a number of ways of starting a colony, from buying a package of bees, to receiving a hive split or catching a swarm.

We also have a range of videos and blogs to help you understand the different ways in which you can source bees for your new hive.

Yes! Flow Hives are perfect for setting-up just about anywhere. 

You will need enough space to access the back of the hive for easy harvesting and your bees will require a clear space at the front of the hive for their flight path.

You'll also need to check-in with local governing bodies to find out if there are any regulations that you need to be aware of.

Here are some of our top tips on where to set up your beehive.

Yes! Getting set up with a Flow Hive is a great interactive family activity as our revolutionary honey harvesting technology removes the need for additional harvesting equipment, making this enjoyable hobby much more accessible.
Harvesting honey together as a family is an incredible experience and enough to entice all members of your family to learn about bees which are completely fascinating! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself with extra hands on deck to help out with brood inspections ;)

Make sure you have some extra suits on hand – we have protective wear in all sizes to accommodate all members of the family.

Still have questions? We'd love to hear from you.

Yes! The Flow Hive is successfully in use in all climates wherever beekeeping is possible, from the hot Australian summers to the cold Alaskan winters.

Beekeeping is a fascinating hobby which when approached with knowledge, skill and dedication can be incredibly rewarding.

It is important to understand some basic safety guidelines to ensure that your beekeeping experience is a safe and positive one.

Beekeeping suits and other personal protective equipment can offer excellent prevention against bee stings but are not 100 percent effective. It’s important new beekeepers exercise caution when tending to their hives and are comfortable with the fact that sooner or later, all beekeepers get stung.

Check out this Flow sponsored safety pamphlet covering common beekeeping safety risks and first aid responses.