Father & Son Team Up To Create 51,000 New Beehive Colonies Across The Globe

-

Unless you’ve had your head stuck in the sand, you’ll have heard that the world’s bee population is dwindling.

But now, a father and son duo is trying to not only save our little buzzy friends, but drastically increase their numbers!

Stuart and Cedar Anderson have spent the best part of a decade figuring out how to harvest honey without disturbing the bees that make it.

So they started an Indiegogo-funded project that replicates a real beehive without harming the bees or putting them in any danger when it’s time to harvest honey.

The Flow Hive, as they call it,  allows the honey to flow out of the hive straight into a jar without crushing or disrupting the bees inside. What a brilliant design!

Cedar Anderson, a third-generation Australian beekeeper hails from the rural community of Nimbin. He says that the idea was inspired simplify the design of a beehive after his brother was repeatedly stung during one of their grueling honey harvest missions.

In 2015 Flow Hive, having raised $12.2 million became the most successful crowdfunding campaign in Indiegogo history! Fast forward to four years later and the Flow Hive has directly helped create over 50,000 new beehive colonies. This has resulted in a staggering 10% rise in the world’s bee colonies. This is absolutely inspiring. Good job guys!

Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture said:

“The rate of beginners getting into beekeeping has more than doubled in a decade.”

The father and son team have shipped their beehives all around the world. So far that have managed to ship the invention to 150 different countries!

Honeybee populations are still falling across the globe due to habitat loss and the overuse of pesticides. Remember folks, if the bees die, we die! They’re the planets most prolific pollinator and without them we would fall very fast into complete oblivion, unable to farm and produce food.

The company has also decided to donate all of its profits to honeybee advocacy groups.

Honey beehiveCedar said:

“We’re proud to have donated 100% of profits from the sale of our Flow Pollinator House to nine local grassroots pollinator projects in Australia and the United States that are at work protecting wild habitats all around the world. Pollinators need large areas of habitat to flourish—the more we can do to protect and conserve native habitats, the more opportunities these tiny environmental champions will have to do their important work.”

Meanwhile, if you cant buy a Flow Hive, you can still help save the declining bee population by building a homemade bee hotel with bamboo shoots, bricks, or wood with holes drilled in them.

The Flow Hive and the newer Flow Hive 2 beehives can be purchased from the Honey Flow (click here) website.

mm
Matt Orwell
Matt is a renowned journalist, activist, and life guru. A passionate writer and freethinker, Matt is awake to the reality that really molds us. By using his plethora of experience and knowledge, he is able to connect to the world, providing valuable insights and reporting in hope of creating a more informed, more sustainable, and more awake planet.

Most viral

“Extinct” Taiwanese Leopard Seen For The First Time Since Disappearing in 1983

In recent years, the Earth has experienced some really tumultuous times. Conservationists say that our planet is undergoing the sixth mass extinction in its...

Mexico’s First “Smart Forest City” Will Be 100% Food and Energy Self-Sufficient

Architecture firm 'Stefano Boeri Architetti' based in the Italian city of Milan has recently unveiled some mind-blowing designs for a nature-inspired "smart city" in...

Hemp Batteries Are Even More Powerful Than Lithium and Graphene, New Study Shows

Hemp is a wonder crop. It's an incredibly versatile plant that can be used for a huge range of purposes. Used in the sustainable manufacture of...

Latest Posts

Bathing in Cannabis with CBD Bath Bombs! Great for Fibromyalgia and Improving Sleep

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition and symptoms include chronic muscle pain and chronic fatigue, as well as headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and an array of...

Humpback Whale Bounces Back From Near Extinction – From 450 To Over 25,000

There is a lot of negative news out there. Turn on your TV news, or check your social media channels and you'll see it...
-Advertisement-