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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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CoralLevang wrote on March 16, 2015, 12:12 PM

This is fascinating and I look forward to checking out more information. I LOVE honey, though not the bees. emoticon :winking:

j2jworkz wrote on March 16, 2015, 12:23 PM

Me too, the honey, not the bees : )

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 16, 2015, 2:08 PM

That would make it easier to collect. Opening the hive is what really upsets the bees. If you frequent the area they get to know you and are not as likely to stink unless you disturb them. Opening the hive is what sets them off

j2jworkz wrote on March 16, 2015, 2:37 PM

This sounds like it really could revolutionize the way honey is harvested, looks like it could be a winner for humans and the bees.

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 16, 2015, 4:21 PM

It could I might even consider setting a hive or 2 for my own use if I could just turn a tap to get it

allen0187 wrote on March 16, 2015, 8:27 PM

Love to read success stories such as this. Admittedly, not all projects like this end up meeting their goal but this one is different and very inspiring.

j2jworkz wrote on March 16, 2015, 9:10 PM

If the weather was condusive in my area and we had more land, I'd be interested.

j2jworkz wrote on March 16, 2015, 9:11 PM

It is nice to see people succeed on the grass roots level, when they say only X in Y succeed, someone, somewhere is the X who does.

scheng1 wrote on March 17, 2015, 8:17 AM

I will not want this in my apartment. My neighbors will be terrified to see bees flying in and out.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 21, 2015, 1:32 PM

Interesting. Didn't know about this either. I do like honey. As for bees, not so much. LOL. emoticon :smile: