Cedar Anderson, co-inventor of the Flow Hive, will join the Central Texas Beekeeping School by Skype from Australia on March 26. His company, Flow, has also donated a Flow Hive 2 to be given away during the school. This is your time to speak directly to Cedar and ask him questions about the benefits of the Flow Hive.
The Flow Hive is a way to harvest honey without opening the hive. It was invented in 2015 and funded by the most successful campaign ever launched on Indiegogo. In a matter of months, over 20,000 kits had been ordered. As of the end of 2021, over 100,000 Flow Hives were in use in more than 130 countries.
The concept for the Flow Hive originated when Cedar felt bad about crushing bees during honey harvest, was sick of being stung, and having to spend a whole week harvesting his honey. He and his father Stuart came up with an idea that worked and have dedicated their time to pursuing this invention. The Skype session will take place at 4 p.m. during the Flow Hive demonstration.
Other subjects taught at the school include Langstroth and Top Bar Hives, Managing Your Beehives, Raising Queen Bees and Beekeeping Safety. There will be sessions for beginning, intermediate and advanced beekeepers.
The cost for full day school is $65 for the first adult and $60 for additional adults in the family. Cost for students (including college students) is $25. Children under the age of 12 attending classes with a parent are $10.
The school starts at 8:00 a.m. and will be over at 5:30 p.m. The cost of the school includes a catered Bar-B-Q meal with Blue Bell Ice Cream and a “school book” with information about beekeeping.
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The Central Texas Beekeepers meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham. Anyone interested in beekeeping is welcome at the meetings.