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"National" version of the Flow Hive


#1

Hi, another from Surrey, UK. I’m in Ewell (near Epsom) on the outskirts of London. Been beekeeping for a couple of years using Nationals. Had obviously heard of Langstroths but never used one and my local club doesn’t either! Are there any plans to produce a Flowhive based on the National or are you solely sticking with Langstroths?
I think the derivation & development of the Flow idea is brilliant and hope you can keep up with the obvious demand. I suspect you may have to license build in several countries to keep pace.
Good luck from Mike.


#2

This may help… http://forum.honeyflow.com/t/building-the-new-hives-when-they-arrive

FaroeHoneyFlowTeam

Here are some more specific detail regarding the size and adaptability of the Flow™ frames, I thought you may find useful.

The Flow™ Frames are designed to fit a standard Langstroth deep box. The Flow™ boxes will have the same measurements to the Langstroth deep (8 or 10 frame boxes).

The height of the Flow™ frame is 240mm; this perfectly fits a Langstroth deep box.

The width of the clear fame ends is set to 50mm. The frames are wider which means they hold more honey and the deeper cells discourage the queen from laying should you choose to experiment with no excluder.

In an 8 frame Langstroth - 3 Flow™ frames and 4 standard frames fit well, or 6 Flow™ frames.
In a 10 frame Langstroth - 4 Flow™ frames and 4 standard frames fit well, or 7 Flow™ frames.

A UK National fits 8 shorter Flow™ frames however the depth of the UK National would need to be modified.

The length of the frame is adjustable. We will be posting them out at the standard Langstroth frame length of 480mm. You can however change their length in increments of 12mm by removing some of the frame parts. This means you can adapt the length of the frames to many different sized hives. Or if you want to get really creative you could make a 2m long frame to go in a wall cavity or make a short frame to insert into a hollow tree hive…

Here is the link for our FAQ’s page on our website for modifying hives - http://www.honeyflow.com/faqs/p/22?tag=258


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#4

Thanks, Dex, I think I’ll hold on for a while until a) they have a production line set up and deliveries moving and b) until more people have successfully trialled the units.
I must admit it looks to be an exciting development but too many people with much more BK experience than I seem to have reservations.
I’m reading all the “press” reports with interest.
Mike


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#6

This is from the FAQs page - http://www.honeyflow.com/faqs/p/22?tag=25


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#7

You might want to look here also - UK Flow keepers