Flowhive stolen from Canberra Beekeeping Club BAACT

Even though the Flow frames themselves weren’t taken, I suspect the lid is what made this attractive/identifiable.

Something that was raised on the Flow forum but went unanswered was discussion about commercial operators using Flow hives and the likelihood of theft. Unfortunately, these hives are just too expensive (and attractive to thieves) to be left out in the open, especially at a commercial scale.

Luckily the components taken from the club hive are less expensive to replace (the Flow frames are the costly bit).