Honey On Tap? Indiegogo Bee Hive Breaks Records
I have to be the first to admit I had no idea there were so many beehive keepers floating around. I'll attribute that to my ignorance and not living in a bee friendly state due to weather.
An Indiegogo campaign for the Flow Hive has been and continues to be wildly successful. The Flow Hive is a beehive which provides honey without having to open the actual beehive. Turn on the tap attached to the beehive, and the honey is ready to go and flow.
The original goal was $70,000 USD; the campaign has collected $6,230,741, %8,900 percent above the goal with 21 days remaining in the campaign.
Apparently this is the first invention of its' kind which may revolutionize the manufacture of honey with the old school beehive technology and judging from the comments, this is one enthusiastic bunch of bee enthusiasts which span the world.
Cedar Anderson and his father Stuart Anderson from Bryon Bay, Australia developed their invention to harvest honey without having to open the hive. Sounds simple? But novices be forewarned, this is not a simple put in the backyard beehive. Bees and beehives will still require the same attention and care as always, this is a modification of the delivery system of the honey. The Flow Hive system makes the collection of honey easier for not only the beekeeper but the bees as well.
The Flow Hive team has an active Youtube channel documenting the invention and its' progress.
I love grass roots level success. Good luck to the FlowHive and its' team. It almost makes me want to purchase my own personal beehive, I did say almost. I'll be interested to follow the journey of these intrepid Australian beekeepers.
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