BRIGHT SPARKS: Father and son inventing team Cedar and Stuart Anderson with their Flow Hive that could be a revolution in beekeeping around the world.
BRIGHT SPARKS: Father and son inventing team Cedar and Stuart Anderson with their Flow Hive that could be a revolution in beekeeping around the world. Elizabeth Milne

Flow Hive inventors pass $3 million mark in pledges

THE local inventors who developed the Flow Hive, a device which makes it easier to access fresh honey, have been overwhelmed with pledges and requests for beehives since launching their revolutionary product.

Father and son The Channon inventors Ceder and Stuart Anderson launched their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign on Monday, setting out to raise $70,000 to fund their production of Flow Hive, a system that allows honey to flow directly from the hive into containers, without opening the hive or disturbing the bees.

The Channon hive inventors pass $2.2m mark in crowdfunding

As of 2.30pm Thursday, their crowdfunding campaign has racked up $US3,091,329 in pledges - 4,416% of the funds they intended to raise.

And there is still over a month of the campaign to go.

They've also been inundated with purchases of Flow Hives, according to their Indiegogo page.

Honey harvesting invention sweet success for The Channon duo

Their Indiegogo campaign page, in the FAQ section, reads:

"We are still finalising shipping costs, and we will contact you closer to the shipping date to arrange this, but rest assured we are working to ensure we can get the best rates wherever you are in the world."

"Due to the overwhelming response to our Flow hive we will most likely set up an additional manufacturing site in the northern hemisphere, this will bring down the currently higher shipping costs to that part of the world."


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