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New Non-Invasive Honey Harvesting Device To Keep Bees Happy

Now the bees can finally be left in peace to make their sweetness.

Bees have had a rough go of it lately. Plagued by unexplained hive declines, their population has also suffered at the hands of pollution and excessive use of pesticides. While bees may have 99 problems, now a meddling beekeeper ain’t one. Flow™ Hive is an innovative new device that utilizes a spigot system and molded honeycomb frames to create a non-invasive honey harvesting system. Developed by father-and-son bee masters Stuart and Cedar Anderson, Flow™ Hive eliminates the need for traditional extraction processes in which frames are removed from beehives manually, then loaded into a machine that uses centrifugal force to extract the honey. As the Andersons explained to This is Colossal,

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House of the Rising Sun: In New Orleans, Solar Power Gives Poor Families a Boost

“It’s expensive to be poor, and nowhere is that truer than in energy."


The headquarters of the solar-energy company Sustainable Environmental Enterprises is a green oddity in this rough part of New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood. The butterfly-winged roof and lopsided, Lego building design, complete with a money green paint job, fits anything but neatly in this residential neighborhood where run-down shotgun-style houses are strewn amidst blighted properties.

Economic development and political power may have overlooked this community in favor of tourist magnets like the French Quarter, but SEE CEO Lea Keal, 32, and board chairman Stacey Danner, 37, see only opportunity in helping develop this community and others like it by providing access to solar power.

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