Inventor and entrepreneur Cedar Anderson shares the development journey of the Flow Hive, the revolutionary design that delivers honey on tap and allows beekeepers to harvest honey straight from a beehive. His bee-loving journey has provided him with compelling insights on the importance of backyard inventors, and how we can all be a little more creative. Cedar Anderson is co-inventor of the Flow Hive, the revolutionary honey extraction system that represents the most significant advance in beekeeping in the last 150 years.
Flow Hive shot to fame in 2015, when its crowdfunding campaign, with a target of $70,000, attracted a record-breaking US$12.2 million in just six weeks. The invention was driven by a lifelong love of bees, the desire to find a mechanism for harvesting that was less stressful for bees, and a belief in the merits of using innovative design to make a better world.
FlowHive has been recognised for its unique innovation, winning the Good Design Australia Product of the Year Award 2016, the D&AD White Pencil Award for Urban Living 2016, the Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award 2017 and Silver at the World Beekeeping Awards 2017.
Since its launch in 2015, the Flow Hive has inspired thousands of new beekeepers around the world with over 48,000 customers in over 139 countries.