The most successful fully funded crowdfunding campaign on
Indiegogo is not for a new smartwatch, video game, or 3D printer.
It is for a new way to harvest honey, a potential breakthrough in a
practice that has not seen a significant technological advance since
1852, when the Rev.
Lorenzo Langstroth patented America's first movable frame
Flow hive has amassed $8.9 million from more than 25,000 backers
in one month (the goal was just $70,000), a possible sign that the
urban-hipster revival of beekeeping is still alive, even as the U.S.
honeybee population continues to die off. (The USDA has sounded the
alarm, estimating that a third of all honeybees have died since
2006. The main suspect is a class of neuro-active insecticides
'Honey on Tap' Beehive Design Just Raised $9 Million on
I've heard of this,
but this is the first time I've seen how the Flow™ Hive works,
and it's pretty ingenious.
I know T,
my fellow cow-orker,
might be interested in this as he keeps bees as a hobby.
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