In celebration of this year’s National Science Week theme Food: Different by Design, we are proud to present this short, on-demand video series for Sydney Science Trail exploring how science-based sustainability approaches can make a huge impact in food supplies, as well as making good business sense.
For 10 years, father and son Stu and Cedar Anderson tinkered away in their shed on the Far North Coast, looking for a way to harvest honey that was less stressful on the bees – and the beekeeper. They invented and tested many hive prototypes then with patents in place. Then, in February 2015, Flow Hive launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and surpassed their $70,000 goal in 7 minutes. Flow Hive broke several crowdfunding records raising more than US$12.3 million in start-up funds.
There are now 75,000 Flow Hives in more than 130 countries. Manufacturing and logistics have been optimised so the team of 40 plus now dispatch orders within 24 hours. Flow has won multiple awards for innovation, design, marketing and business including Good Design Australia, D&AD White Pencil, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, two medals at Apimondia International Beekeeping Congress and was declared NSW Business Chamber’s Business of the Year (2017). Flow’s other product the Pollinator House, is like an apartment block for pollinating insects that anyone can place outside of their home. 100% of the profits from the sale of this product are donated to projects that are helping these small environmental champions. Flow is also a B Corp certified company.
Case Study: Honey Production + Flow Hives is a short on-demand video series including 2 x 10 minute videos and 2 x 6 minute videos available during Sydney Science Trail.
Proudly presented by STEM Industry School Partnership and supported by Sydney Science Trail: Education. Sydney Science Trail is delivered as a collaborative partnership between the Australian Museum and The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney in celebration of National Science Week 2021.