1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    In it’s day, that red truck was a King of the Road. Perhaps someday, someone will have the resources to restore it back to it’s original beauty. A red tractor with a red truck…pretty much the cutest Farmgirl accessories possible!

  2. Deon says:

    Would you be willing to give me permission to paint this old truck? I cannot do it without the photographers permission. Please as I love to paint old trucks. See my website at

  3. CJ Armstrong says:

    Love this truck! Makes me think of the 1948 Diamond T truck that was our farm truck. It was actually the inspiration for the brand which was a diamond shape and a capital “T”. The farm was named “Gardners Diamond-T Farm and Orchards”.
    The truck is in the possession of my oldest nephew who lives in British Columbia, Canada. After my parents were both gone and we had to take care of the farm and equipment, he came down with is father-in-law with a flat bed trailer, loaded it up and hauled it all the way back to B.C.

  4. Cindi says:

    Awwww, we need to get that baby out of there and fix her up ~ make her farmgirl shinny new again

  5. terry steinmetz says:

    I love that truck! Reminds me of the one my great-grandpa had & used on the farm!

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Flow Hive

A few months ago, I ordered a Flow Hive. It’s literally honey on tap, right from your beehive. This innovative hive was developed by Australian father and son beekeepers Stuart and Cedar Anderson. The Andersons say their Flow Hive is the first hive design that eliminates smoking the bees and taking apart the hive to get to the honey. With the Flow Hive, you simply turn a handle that releases the honey into your waiting jars—without opening the hive and disturbing the busy bees inside. It also has a clear plastic panel that allows you to monitor the honey level inside the hive and observe the bees at work.

After reporting on the Flow Hive in the June/July 2015 issue of MaryJanesFarm, I decided it was just what we needed here at the farm. Won’t it be fun to put the viewing panel to use by showing it to my grandgirls during one of our Young Cultivators sessions?

Visit to find out more and actually “watch the honey flow”!

  1. Janet Pulver says:

    After reading your article and researching the Flow Hive, I decided to purchase and try out the Flow Hive too. I have been tending bees for several years and would like to compare the two. I can’t help but think this (Flow Hive),would be less stress on the bees, so once i’m set up, let the research/comparison begin. Thanks for all the helpful information and introduction to the Flow Hive. Look forward to future reports on your work with the hive too.

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I remember you posting about this and I agree, it seems like a much better solution for honey gathering than the traditional one. I like the fact that the bees are not disturbed and you can also safely see them without disturbing anything. It is also a very handsome structure. What do you do in the cold of winter? Do you close off the tubing so it is not subjected to freezing and thawing and snow?

  3. christy says:

    I’ve been reading about beekeeping recently so I am intrigued. But before I make a purchase and begin I am curious to know if the bees glue or clog this Flow Hive in any way. I also look forward to hearing more on your experience.

  4. Wendie says:

    Please keep us posted if this works,seems impossible! But if it works I can’t wait to order one!

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