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The inventors of the Flow Hive are father and son Stu and Cedar Anderson - read more below:
Cedar has been a beekeeper since the age of six, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather before him.
Growing up on a bushland “intentional community” in northern New South Wales, Australia, Cedar didn’t have a TV. Instead, he spent his time tinkering and coming up with crazy inventions to delight his friends and family.
It was during a particularly nasty summer honey harvest that he decided, “there has to be a better way”, and got to work with his dad Stuart on the decade-long process of inventing a gentler, easier system.
The Flow Hive has been hailed as the biggest innovation in beekeeping since 1852, and the Andersons' company has now shipped more than 65,000 orders all around the world.
Cedar lives on the far north coast of New South Wales with his partner Kylie and their two children Jarli and Mella.
Stu is a life-long beekeeper, and before the Andersons’ incredible invention became all-consuming he was the director of a not-for-profit community organisation based in Lismore, New South Wales.
As well as having a hand in the daily decision-making at Flow, Stu is the man on the mic, talking Flow Hive at numerous business and beekeeping conferences and other events, in Australia and abroad. Stu is still an avid beekeeper with a passion for the natural world and a family man with four kids and eight grandchildren.
A long-time tinkerer, Stu has built several houses over the years (including the one in which Cedar was raised, and where Stu still lives with his partner, Michele Wainwright.)