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New Beehive Lets You Harvest Honey Automatically Without Disturbing Bees
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Design, Product Design7 years ago

New Beehive Lets You Harvest Honey Automatically Without Disturbing Bees

With this brilliant invention by Stuart and Cedar Anderson, a father-and-son beekeeper team in Australia, honey bees around the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Their Flow Hive invention allows beekeepers to harvest honey from their hives without disturbing the bees inside.

The clever invention works by providing the bees with a partially-completed wall of honeycomb cells that they then complete with their own wax. After they fill these cells with honey and cap them with wax, the beekeeper can open the other end, allowing the honey to flow out into a tap without ever disturbing the bees. The bees simply reopen the cells and fill them up again.

Honey bees around the world are in trouble from something called colony collapse disorder, and this is highly worrisome because of the honey they produce and the agricultural plants they pollinate. Hopefully, this hive will give weakened hives a much-needed break from intrusive visits from the bee keeper!

More info: honeyflow.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter (h/t: colossal)

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Boop-pity-boop
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7 years ago

Much nicer than gassing and disturbing them,

FionaMessenger
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7 years ago

They aren't 'gassed', they're 'smoked'. It brings on ancient instincts of forest fires, causing them to go back to the hive to eat.

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SherrieCockram
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7 years ago

How can I get one?

AdamWallace
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6 years ago

Don't do it - these hives stress the bees and weaken the colony. see below

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ElliotLord
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7 years ago

I hope this is as good as it sounds. The bees need to have less interference from us (like every other creature...).

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Boop-pity-boop
Community Member
7 years ago

Much nicer than gassing and disturbing them,

FionaMessenger
Community Member
7 years ago

They aren't 'gassed', they're 'smoked'. It brings on ancient instincts of forest fires, causing them to go back to the hive to eat.

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SherrieCockram
Community Member
7 years ago

How can I get one?

AdamWallace
Community Member
6 years ago

Don't do it - these hives stress the bees and weaken the colony. see below

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ElliotLord
Community Member
7 years ago

I hope this is as good as it sounds. The bees need to have less interference from us (like every other creature...).

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