First off I will list the pro side as it’s only one compared to the cons. The pro is that it works, I had no problem with converting a 10 frame box to fit the 7 frames I bought. Everything fit nicely by the time we finished the conversion box. Only problem with it was making the top cover fit to cover the upper ports for removing. We found we had to remove top and sit it just above in order to insert key. This was disturbing to the bees and eventually they had covered the entire lid. No problem for me, I wore my suit and had my smoker handy.
The cons are numerous considering what one pays and that is probably my biggest beef is the extremely high cost. For those whom seem to think this outfit is a time saver in the extraction process, have never really extract honey for living. In the 2 hours it took me to empty 4 out of the 7 frames I had, we extracted 200 frames in the warehouse. We actually timed it. Next I will be comparing the three remaining frames when they get full enough against a hand crank. My guess is that I’ll be able to hand crank at least 20 frames maybe more and that includes de-capping as well.
Secondly I’d like to address the taste factor so heavily bragged about. Honey from the Flow Frame doesn’t taste any different than honey that has been extracted via an extractor and then filtered. Same great taste all around.
Frankly, I have to say at $460.00 for the 7 frames I got, I think it’s a waste of money, but I am an informed consumer with experience and this is my 2 cents worth overall.
I think my biggest problem I have is the greed factor Flow Team has regarding the second funding project. To me that is just plain old greed, $12 mil plus wasn’t enough I guess so they had to do it again. First time was understandable and nobody ever thought a thing about them getting so much. Congratulation! but two times that’s just greediness and nothing more. I actually was repulsed to see it advertised. I might be the only one to say it but I’m sure there are others that think the same way i do.