Guess What's In The Box




Hi folks

Well, Mrs HM has been very sneaky and has bought, hidden and now produced my birthday present early (because she just can't keep a secret ever!).  Mrs HM has been saving up her pennies for quite a while now. I had no idea - it was a complete surprise.

Check out the picture above ...... can you guess what it is? Three boxes, but all parts of the one thing.

No?  Well the next picture may give a better clue - it's a brochure that comes with it.


If you are still in the dark about what it is, then use this link HERE and the video will reveal all.

It is an amazing innovation by Cedar and Stu Anderson - their story is a worthy read HERE

For the more engineering-minded, this is how it works HERE and another quick little video about it HERE

So,  Mrs HM checked with our local council and we are allowed to keep two bee hives. We are still awaiting our license and then I will have to put the Flow Hive together and place it correctly in the backyard to ensure the bee's flight path is not in the way of the clothes line, neighbour's pools or pathways. Then I'll have to purchase a nucleus of bees to start the hive ..... then, wait for the honey.

I can hardly wait to turn that handle for the first time and see that golden honey run into our recycled jars - but wait I must.

Take care folks and stay nice.

Mr HM

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Comments

  1. Ooh lucky you!
    I saw a documentary on that method of bee keeping, it’s quite intriguing. It will be interesting to see how you fare with it.
    Happy early birthday wishes 😁🎂

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    1. It still requires a significant full care regime of the bees, just easier to extract and reduces stress on the bees.

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  2. Oh my goodness, how lucky are you. Happy Birthday for whenever it is.

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    1. I know right - and I have to get them set up real soon so the bees have a chance to get established before summer.

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  3. Happy early birthday to you, future beekeeper! I remember reading about the flow hive a while ago now and thinking what an amazing innovation it is. We have a native bee hive at our place and it's a special thing being a custodian of bees. Meg:)

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    1. I helped my father and brother with the bees as a kid and Mrs HM did many years of bee keeping with her father too. I'm hoping it all comes back to us

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  4. I was looking at these last week! You lucky person. Happy Birthday in advance.

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    1. I am very fortunate. It sure beats getting jocks and socks as a present

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  5. Well there you go, Phil. What a lovely and useful birthday present. Can't wait to see your first batch of honey.

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  6. How nice! I'm sure you are excited to set it up. I look forward to reading more about your beekeeping experience. :)

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    1. I am 100% certain it will feature in a future post.

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    1. I am excited. there is nothing quite like to industry of a bee and its fellow workers. Lessons galore!

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  8. Happy Birthday Phil! What a great surprise. I am looking forward to seeing your first honey harvest. After watching the video, thank you for the link, I have planted the "seed" in my husband's mind. This may be the perfect hive set up for our new orchard and garden.

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    1. I am sure they ship worldwide too. There is a cheap Chinese-made copy available, but it is not well built apparently, so I stuck with the original.

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  9. Happy birthday and enjoy the hive! I have been admiring them, and they are so clever.

    Xx

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  10. How exciting! I would love to keep bees but I am already pushing it with my chicken set-up.

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  11. Happy Birthday to you. The gift box reminded me of my house shifting done a good good packers and movers last year. They brought carton of different sizes and packed everything. They looked like the one shown in the picture here.

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