Terrific new beehive design doesn't disturb bees when you harvest honey


The worst part of being a beekeeper us pulling out the honey-laden frames from the box and tearing them up to get the honey. The bees hate it and so do I. That's why this new hive design, called Flow, is so cool.

Cedar Anderson and Stuart Anderson have spent over ten years developing the Flow hive. It uses special frames with open cells that allow honey to flow through a pipe when you want to harvest. The bees don't freak out because there's no violent home invasion, and I'm sure this non-invasive harvesting method reduces the chance they'll abscond from the hive (as mine have done).

I've never seen anything like it, and if it works as advertised this will revolutionize amateur beekeeping.

RELATED: Read about my beekeeping experience in my book, Made by Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself.