Stu Anderson is the co-inventor of the revolutionary honey extraction system, the Flow Frame. This invention was inspired by his son Cedar who said “There must be a better way. I wonder if we could get honey out of a beehive without opening it or disturbing the bees”. Together they took on what became a ten-year journey of designing and testing.
Since its launch in 2015, the Australian-made Flow Hive has inspired tens of thousands of new beekeepers around the world, with over 85,000 hives now flowing in 130 countries. Founded from a love for bees and the natural world, Flow is about more than just harvesting honey in a gentle way—it’s about creating community, educating people about the importance of bees, and supporting beekeepers to be environmental stewards.
As a certified B Corp, Flow is committed to doing business in a regenerative, ethical and sustainable manner, whilst also generating a positive impact for pollinators and communities through its research and impact projects. In addition, Flow provides a high-quality beekeeping course, showcasing the world's bee experts through the online education platform TheBeekeeper.org. This initiative supports new beekeepers to become responsible stewards of their bees while raising funds to protect pollinators.
April 26, 2021
This week, we start our multi-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth. We start with the Flow Hive. In this episode, we talk with Stewart Anderson, who, with his son Cedar imagined and then created the Flow Hive,...