Honey is sweet and delicious, but getting it from the beehives isnt a smooth process.
Well, an Australian beekeeper and his son are looking to make it easier and safer for beekeepers and honey-lovers alike to enjoy their favorite treat without risking getting stung.
The father-son duo has spent the last 10 years developing the Flow Hive, a product that dispenses honey directly from a tap. The idea was borrowed from the way syrup is extracted from maple trees.
In order to work Flow, “Turn the tap and watch as pure, fresh, clean honey flows right out of the hive and into your jar. No mess, no fuss, no expensive processing equipment without disturbing the bees,” according to the product’s IndieGogo fundraising page.
The campaign started on February 22 with a goal of raising $70,000. They went beyond expectations and so far have raised over 4 and a half million dollars! And they still have time to raise even more. The campaign doesnt end until April 5th.
It seems honey lovers cant wait for their new toy to arrive in the mail.
Stuart Anderson, the younger of the two inventors, said that Flow Hive was the result of a “decade-long task of inventing the beekeepers dream.”
Stuart and his father, Cedar Anderson, claim the Flow Hive is both safer and easier on the bees and beekeeper.
Conventional honey harvesting takes hours of grueling work but with this system, those hours melt away like warm honey and the bees or hive do not have to be disturbed. No bee stings!
This really is a revolution. You can see into the hive, see when the honey is ready and take it away in such a gentle way, said Cedar Anderson, Stuart’s father.
Sounds almost too good to be true. Some skeptics, such as YouTube commenter Dave Casey, believes caring for bees and producing honey shouldnt be taken so lightly.
“The people that would buy something like this are the same kind of people that would get a cute puppy or kitten and then send it to the pound when it grows up and isn’t as cute anymore”.
Regardless of critics, the new revolutionary product is loved by the public and some versions of the Flow Hive have already sold out. A basic starter kit costs about $340, which can harvest 26 pounds of honey at once.
Learn more about the Flow Hive in the video below or visit the IndieGoGo page here.