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Offline beeutiful

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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2016, 06:31:46 AM »
Please keep us updated Yantabulla, I am really curious to see what they are like :)

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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2016, 07:20:42 AM »
No problems.  I have been waiting for the price to drop a bit.  I'll give it a workout in August & report back.

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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2016, 09:49:06 AM »
Yantabulla how did you find the flow-hive? I love the idea but im a bit negative towards it and can't see it working long term, hope im wrong.

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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2016, 07:46:28 PM »
I would love to see Alice Springs someday.  Good luck.
I'm sure Alice Springs would love to see you too!
And thanks for a lovely summary of the FH.
We get quite often a flow which can crystalize in the hive. How would you get the honey out?

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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2016, 07:56:11 PM »
Max
I would put the super in my heater box. It is set for 104 degrees F.
The design/plans came from this site.

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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #45 on: December 29, 2016, 08:29:05 PM »
Yantabulla how did you find the flow-hive? I love the idea but im a bit negative towards it and can't see it working long term, hope im wrong

Sydney Guy my flow hive is working perfectly  Plonked the flow frames on top of a strong double & they filled it up in a few weeks.  No brushing with wax of spraying sugar syrup. I haven't had a chance to extract from it yet however I have seen frames being extracted & once again they work.  I met Stuart Anderson recently at a beekeeping club meeting.  He is a humble person who is generally interested in the welfare of bees & beekeeping.   In my opinion any issues with acceptance of the flow frames by bees is because the hive is too weak or not on a nectar flow.  I don't think flow hives are going away any time soon. 

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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2016, 09:02:26 PM »
Thats awesome, I thought there would be issues with shb and things like that. I will try one out one day if I win lotto, it would make a cool toy to play around with.

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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #47 on: December 29, 2016, 09:11:17 PM »
We get quite often a flow which can crystalize in the hive. How would you get the honey out?
At 150 degrees all wax and honey would come out but it is unlikely you would have to elevate the temperature that high.  Better to extract before it crystallizes.
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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2016, 03:16:02 AM »
Max
I would put the super in my heater box. It is set for 104 degrees F.
The design/plans came from this site.

Jim
I wonder if this is warm enough? The heat would have to get through the plastic frames.
Anybody with this experience?

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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2016, 07:23:24 AM »
Max
I would put the super in my heater box. It is set for 104 degrees F.
The design/plans came from this site.

Jim
I wonder if this is warm enough? The heat would have to get through the plastic frames.
Anybody with this experience?
In about 24 hours it would all bee melted. The problem would not bee the plastic. I stack it full of glass jars and plastic bears and turn all of the solidified honey to a liquid.
My biggest concern would bee if you had tried to harvest it and all of the wax was opened. I would have to place a pan below the frames to keep from making a mess of the heater box.
Jim
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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #50 on: December 30, 2016, 09:37:03 AM »
My biggest concern would bee if you had tried to harvest it and all of the wax was opened. I would have to place a pan below the frames to keep from making a mess of the heater box.
Jim

Like this:
http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv333/acebird1/Extractor/P1030988.jpg
Clear plastic bin and a three sided eke to blow hot air up through the stack.
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Re: Flow Hive
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2017, 07:26:04 PM »
Hi Team,

A year on, what are your thoughts/performance on the flow hives? I'm interested to see how they will hold up over time?

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Clint

 

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