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.
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