I'm a chiropractor -- one of my former patients is a beekeeper -- he would tell stories of his family's episodes in caring for his bees, which I found interesting. One day he told me of the Flow Hive, which he was considering.
My wife's friend inherited some bees. Therefore my wife is also hearing of all of these things regarding suburban beekeeping. My wife's friend also brings up the flow hive concept...
Both my wife and I are avid readers and spend a huge amount of time just "knowing" stuff. So we were both reading on the flow hive without the other being aware.
Eventually we start talking about how cool it would be to keep bees for a number of reasons. We made the decision to do so in our back yard as we are soon to be empty nesters and it will give us some kids to care for
We are geeks, and the newest latest/greatest toy is usually what we go for. Thus the flow hive..