Farm Table says:
This report is compiled in 2015 by the The Australiasian Beekeeper and looks at how honey can be extracted directly from a beehive without opening the hive and with minimal disturbance of the bees using a radical new honeycomb frame design.
For the first time in history honey can be extracted directly from a beehive without opening the hive and with minimal disturbance of the bees using a radical new honeycomb frame design.
The key findings in the report are that this is the first major change to beekeeping equipment since Langstroth’s inventions in 1852.
Commercial honey production requires substantial capital input for large scale honey processing equipment and nevertheless is still labour intensive. The labour component is even higher for the hobbyist who often ends up with a sticky laundry or kitchen after the much-prized honey has been finally put in jars. The Flow™ hive saves almost all the labour involved in extraction of honey.
John Gates, a Canadian beekeeper who worked with the BC Ministry of Agriculture for twenty six years as an Apiculture specialist said: “I decided to try my first harvest from the Flow™ frames. Everything went without a hitch. I must say it was quite exciting to see the first bit of honey appear at the outlet, then make its way down the tube into the jar, mesmerizing.”
In conclusion, the report states that specific honeys, chosen frame by frame can be sampled easily, as often as a researcher wants with little disturbance of the bees and little risk to the researcher.