(crickets chirping)
(bees buzzing) – [Voiceover] We have evolved
alongside the honeybee in a symbiotic relationship. We care for them, they
pollinate our crops, and of course, make
lots of delicious honey. But getting the golden nectar
has always been quite a task. I just thought it was crazy to
have to crack the hive open, pull the hive apart,
stress out all the bees, and spend all day in the
shed just to get your honey. I thought, “Hmm, there
must be a better way.” So, my dad and I got to work. – And we’ve done it. Now, you can simply turn a tap and pure, fresh honey flows right out of your hive. Delicious, ready for you to eat. – That’s amazing, it’s amazing. It’s honey on tap. – [Voiceover] For those that don’t know, harvesting your honey used
to be a real labor of love. You had to protect yourself from stings, fire up a smoker to sedate the bees, crack the hive open, lift heavy boxes, pull out the frames,
trying not to squash bees; brush them off the combs
or use a leaf blower, transport the frames to a processing shed, cut the wax capping off, filter the honey and clean up all the mess. Then, the frames have to
go back to the hives again. Now, you don’t need to do any of that. Turn a tap, sit back, and
watch the honey pour out. It’s pure, unprocessed,
untouched, delicious honey, directly from the hive. No mess, no fuss, no expensive equipment, and much more friendly for the bees. This is the first time in the
world this has been possible. There is nothing else like it. – It really is a revolution. We can see into the hive, we
can see when the honey’s ready, and we can take it away
in such a gentle way. What a wonderful thing. – [Voiceover] The flow frames
are designed with clear ends so you can easily check
the hive is healthy and the colony is strong. We can watch all the girls
turning nectar into honey and see when it’s ready, and isolate individual
combs, allowing you to taste all the different flavors of the seasons. You can just harvest one
frame and get three kilograms of honey, or harvest more
than 20 kilograms per box. Now that you can tap
it off so easily means that when there is a good
honey flow, you can keep up with the bees and
harvest a lot more honey. So, how does it work? The flow frame consists of already partly formed honeycomb cells. The bees complete the comb with their wax and fill the cells with
honey, capping it off, ready for harvest. When you turn the handle, our patented split-cell
technology creates channels inside the comb, allowing the
honey to flow down and out of the hive, while the
bees are undisturbed on the comb surface. Turn the tap again, which resets the comb into the original position
and allows the bees to chew the wax back and
fill it with honey again. For the commercial bee-keeper,
the frames are built to accommodate a pneumatic system, which means you can flick a switch and harvest your whole apiary at once. We’ve been testing
prototypes with bee-keepers from around the world. – I’ve spent hours taking
honey out of hives. This system is just, blows my mind. – I can tell you, I was very excited too when it actually worked (chuckling) I actually put the tubes in
and watched the honey come out. I was sitting there
going (chuckling) “What?” – I was completely amazed
and surprised at the amount of honey that came out. It was easy to use, and there
was very little disturbance to the whole hive. – It’s this over-simplistic
idea of how a hive can work, and yet here, you’ve
actually accomplished that. That’s mind-boggling. That’s amazing. – [Voiceover] Over the
last decade, we have been through many prototypes. We now have our design finalized
and have been testing it for the past three years. Now we would like you to
join us, and become part of this evolution in bee-keeping. We are currently working with
a top Australian manufacturer to produce the highest quality product. However, to produce on a
large scale we’ll require expensive tooling and the
capital to produce all the parts at a volume discount. This is where we need your
help through crowd funding to make our flow hive affordable
and available to everyone. Bees are such a crucial part of our world, so if you’re not ready
for a hive of your own but you would like to
support this new innovation and a new community of
bee-keepers around the globe, then please make a donation pledge. Or perhaps you’ve been dreaming of having your very own
bee hive in your backyard, on your rooftop, in your
community garden or school. Well, now is the time, and
it’s never been so easy for the bee-keeper and
so easy on the bees. For less than the cost
of a standard bee hive and the extracting equipment, you can have our super-efficient,
bee-friendly flow hive. Or maybe you already
have bees, and just want to add our flow frames to your hive so you can experience the
joy of watching the bees and harvesting honey in this new way. To reward you for jumping in early and helping us kick-start this project, we are offering this invention
at a discounted rate. Be one of the first in the
world to have delicious, fresh honey on tap,
straight from the hive, with none of the messy,
hard work or disturbance to the bees. We’ve been working on
this for over a decade, and we’re so excited to
bring it to the world. – If you’re interested and want
to support the whole thing, make a pledge. – Look at all those bees! Bees bees, bees bees. Look, look, honey.