Monday, March 02, 2015

Beekeepers invent device to collect honey without disturbing hive, funding target hit within seconds

ABC, 2/23/2015

A new device which allows beekeepers to extract honey without disturbing the hive is to go into full-scale production, after receiving overwhelming support from online crowdfunding.

Stuart Anderson and son Cedar, from northern New South Wales, invented the inbuilt extractor which collects fresh honey as it drips out through plastic tubes.

Their product, the Flow Hive, was officially launched in Canberra this morning, with an online campaign which raised its $70,000 target within seconds.

The campaign will be open to online funding pledges until April and has already received more than $1 million in donations from bee enthusiasts around the world...

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