• Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Garden Festival
  • Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Garden Festival
  • Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Garden Festival

See the Flow, Taste the Honey

Have you heard of the Flow Hive? You may have seen one the team members of the Botanical Bazaar post a pic or two on Facebook Botanical Bazaar showing us extracting honey from our own Flow Hive. Check it out >

The Flow system is a whole new way of extracting honey from Langstroth-style European honeybee hives.

The brood box stays the same and when it comes to taking care of bees, but you still need to know how to look after your bees. We recommend attending a Bee Course Gold Coast in your local area or find a mentor to supply guidance on how to look after these incredible creatures. There is much to learn, but when you do the rewards as amazing.

Excittingly, the world-first Flow Frames have revolutionised the honey-extraction process. They’ve built an artificial foundation from BPA- and BPS-free food grade plastic, manufactured right here in Australia, on which the bees build their comb.

Plastic foundation in beehives is nothing new, but in a Flow Frame, the cells are almost complete. The bees fill the honey cells and cap them off.

When you insert the Key and split the honey cells, gravity does the rest of the work, and the honey simply flows into the trough, through the tube and into your jar. You’ll know when the honey is ready thanks to the Frames’ unique clear end-frame view and side observation window which let you see inside without taking off the lid and bothering the bees.

They Flow Inventors have designed the frame so no bees get harmed when the mechanism is activated and the extraction occurs, with little gaps they can safely hang out in while the honey flows out. In fact, when taking the honey from the hive, they hardly even know you are there!

Learn more about the Flow Invention and Inventors

We are lucky to have the Co-Inventor and Co-Founder of Flowhive, Stuart Anderson attend the Botanical Bazaar. Stuart will be available at the event to tell you all about this local invention that has international success. He is also happy to answer all your buzzing questions and will have Flowhives avialable for purchase on the day.

An introduction to Flow™ Hive from Flow Hive on Vimeo.

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  • The gardeners at @nerangcommunitygardens, Country Paradise Parklands sure know how to grow a great luffa! First image shows it ready to be peeled. Second image shows it peeled and ready to be used as a body scrubber in the shower.

Harvest the luffa when it is young and the fruit is edible (bitter) in a salad or soup or wait until it is mature, peel it and let it dry to use the fibrous fruit as a body scrubber or surface cleaner.

Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family. Stacey

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  • Botanical Bazaar presents a free entry POP UP green inspired marketplace showing and selling plants and unique green wares, as well as pre-paid workshops at the @festival2018 & @bleachfestival Coast Acoustics Music Festival 15th April.

Workshops include 'Butterfly Gardening' Workshops for adults and kids hosted by @gcbutterflies plus learn how to 'Prepare Therapeutic Herbal Tea from Plants from your Garden' by @theherbalgardener Workshop. 
Tickets to workshops can be pre-purchased online. Comment if you would like a link to tickets.
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It’s going to be an amazing family fun day with live music, green goodness, food & music!

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  • We love how easy sweet potato is to grow!

There's orange, white, purple skin white inside and white skin purple inside growing here. Let it grow continually and just 'bandicoot it' (dig up a few as I need them). Unlike watching your above ground veggies grow and become ripe it's always a surprise when you dig up a sweet potato - will you hit the jackpot and find a gigantic one straight away or dig for ages and only find tiny ones? All equally delicious though 🙂

It really is a surprise we aren't walking through sweet potato everywhere we go, it grows so well! Plant it in a specified bed and trim it back when it starts to grow wild if you want to contain it. 🌿Leah
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  • Do you have a green inspired business or hobby to showcase at our garden festival! Think botanical homewares and beauty products, garden supplies to plants, vertical gardens to hydroponics, farming produce to specialty growers, landscape services to shade houses and more! We already have 50% of sites filled with the bizarre and botanical homegrown businesses but we are on the search for more! Click on the link in our profile to find out more details. Happy gardening, stacey.

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