What It Is: Above all things, I’m a pretty strong advocate for understand where your food comes and how it’s produced – and it’s great to see that general mentality reverberating through more and more of the population. More consumers than ever are interested in actually having a hand in their food production, with the rise of backyard gardens, urban chickens, and the like. Flow Hive is another one of those cool innovations that allows you to produce honey in your own backyard, without the muss and fuss and stress of a regular hive. Simply turn on a tap to squeeze out some of the golden stuff, and the bees will happily produce more, without the stress of having their hives sliced open. In a world where bee populations are of increasingly important concern, this is just another way to understand nature a little better (even if in a slightly unconventional way).
Who It’s For: Your city-dwelling sibling, who secretly pines for country living. Your kids, to teach them about nature and get the outdoors. The to be wed couple, as a unique gift that is as sweet as their love.
What It Costs: The full meal deal hive you see above is $699 USD, but there are other bits and pieces you can buy to modify an existing bee setup. They also sell a beekeeper’s kit for $150 USD to keep you from getting stung. Shipping, I believe, is free.
Where It’s At: Shop the Flow Hive site here!
BONUS entry into my Crux Supply Co. giveaway – shoot me a comment below telling me what you think about this sweet product.