Bees are essential to keeping multiple ecosystems in balance as they pollinate trees and crate food for other animals – they are essential for our survival! Now coming to the little ‘sweet’ things we all love about bees is that they also produce honey. Beekeeping is an ancient practice and beehives have hardly gotten design upgrades but Flow Hive is changing the game. These beehives are good for the bees, innovative, reduce waste, and are so efficient that you actually get honey on tap…literally!
The Flow Pollinator House not only benefits bee populations in your yard, but all the proceeds go towards advocacy groups across the country. This bee shelter and hive is made by a father-son duo who took a different approach to honey harvesting that is less stressful to the bees and their keeper. It has a unique yet simple mechanism that releases the honey straight into jars without the troubles of traditional harvesting!
The process of making the Flow Hive results in cutoff waste, so the company decided it was time to make use of it. They upcycle the sustainably sourced bamboo and salvage Araucaria timber from the production of the Flow Hive models which were all used in making the Flow Pollinator House which is an extension of the models with more design tweaks that make it efficient.
The house offers protection for hard-working native solitary nesting bees. It encourages them to work nearby, pollinating gardens, flowers, and other plants in the local community. The Flow Pollinator House comes flat-packed as a DIY kit, complete with everything you’ll need to build it – a perfect summer project! Customize the layout by arranging the wood tubes and design the exterior to your liking with stain or paint.
“The honey bee is one of 19,000 bee species in the world that are essential to pollination and life on this planet as we know it. We created this upcycled pollinator home to provide a safe place for solitary bees to raise their young while offering our customers a fun, family-friendly project to build together. By creating this habitat in your backyard, together we are building the stepping stones across the urban landscape which may just help save some of these important species from the brink of extinction,” said Cedar Anderson, CEO, and founder of Flow Hive. Since they are made with leftover wood, there are only a limited number of Flow Pollinator houses. This is a truly bee-utiful upgrade for the bees!
Designer: Honey Flow