hmm, that comb looks unhealthy? And the bees don't seem to be exactly laying in the honey do they?
that circular photo of the flow frame looks familiar? Have they copied that from Flow promotional material without permission- and with 'extreme prejudice'? That's a copyright infringement.
so - this is their proof? They have- after years and years- and "100's of prototypes" come up with a design that is fractionally different than a flow frame? And they say they started out in early 2014? Before Flow frames were publicly released? What a miraculous thing: they came to a product that exactly mimics the Flow frame by sheer 'coincidence.... or- they are Shameless LIARS! They have copied the extraction tubes, the crank key- the main split cell row mechanism, the drainage system, the lug design- complete with adjustment screw, the modified super design, the hive style, the advertising material, the Flow video... Indeed the one thing they seem to claim they have 'invented' the offset heights of the alternating rows- is in fact a patented Flow innovation- they have apparently just increased the degree of the offset...
There is no way their minor and unproven cynical alteration will stand up in court- and I cannot see their (most likely non-existent) patents ever getting approved... Especially so if their claim to novelty in the patent is the same as on their facebook page, "the only system where the wax caps do not get broken".
And they claim to be fans of Flow?
here is what they replied to an extremely rude comment I made to them, it is their 'Alternate Fact' response. Kellyanne would be proud:
"I'm sorry you feel this way but the facts don't support your argument. When did facts not matter anymore? It's disheartening to spend years working on something with no income, create over 100 different prototypes and then be dismissed in 5 seconds without looking at the facts. We are not a copycat of anyone, evidenced by our patents! No other hive system in the world can harvest honey without breaking the beeswax caps, but Tapcomb does. We had prototypes testing this back in Spring 2014, before anyone knew about flow (who we are fans of btw). 70% of our frames are made by the bees themselves with beeswax, you won't find another tappable system that is this natural. The feedback we've had from bee lovers that have seen or held our frames is that these are major steps forward and great news for bees, as there is nothing our there that causes less disruption. Being a start up is hard enough in this world, all we ask is that you look at the facts before passing judgement. After that, if you still don't like it then that is fair enough."
Lordy lord- lies upon lies... Methinks the Lady Doth Protest Too much- and is Guilty of the Crimes they Accuse Others Of.