Hi All, I just thought I'd chime in. I'm part of the management team here at Flow. Here is what we have found so far. Tapcomb is owned by "Beebot Limited" based in Hong Kong.
They have no Patents lodged in the U.S we can find and no links I have been able to see to any development team in California, as stated in their promotional material.
The address listed on their website is a recently sold residential townhouse in Portland Oregon, not a business address.
The frame they show in their video is a cheap Chinese copy, which infringes on many aspects of the Flow patent, and we will be enforcing our ownership of this Intellectual Property decisively.
The founder of Beebot appears to be based in Hong Kong and our legal team is currently making contact.
Regardless of your opinion of Flow technology, I think most sensible people would agree that the claims of Tapcomb being a patented product developed in the U.S over many years look fairly flimsy in this context.
Given the information available to us, we are treating Tapcomb in the same manner as any other black market manufacturer, and suggest it would be a very risky move for any beekeeper to trust their money, or health of their colony to any company attempting to make an opportunistic profit using illegal means.