The bees live more like they do in the wild since the hive is not taken apart for honey extraction.
Since a Flow Hive will not have to be opened for harvesting or inspection, the bees will not be disturbed as much as in regular hives. The inspection window shows the state of bee activity and health.
Stress can only be detected by complete direct observation, which the Flow Hive discourages.
There is less work for the bees because the wax caps remain intact, so the comb remains formed, and it won’t have to be rebuilt.
The Flow Hive cells are not suitable for bees and will lead to an increase in labor.
Any problems in the Flow Hive can be quickly detected through the viewing window.
Problems will go undetected, because the window isn’t broad enough, and the frames make it difficult for inspection.
The problem of exposed honey flow leading to robbing has been corrected with closed tubing.
The honey flow is exposed to the elements, so this method would encourage robbing, which would make harvest difficult.
Bees experience a great deal of trauma and stress during honey harvest. FlowHive extraction method reduces stress and bee death.