Flow Hive, the futuristic beehive that is taking 90 percent of the labor out of beekeeping, and saving honeybees in the process, recently set its sights on saving a new group in danger – the citizens of Vanuatu. The small island nation was recently ravaged by Cyclone Pam, and in 24 hours, the Flow Hive inventors managed to raise nearly $100,000 for rebuilding efforts.
How the heck did they pull this off? It’s important to remember that Flow Hive has been something of a crowdfunding miracle. Asking for a modest target goal of $70,000 to get things started in its own Indigogo campaign, the invention has reached that target 110 times over, with nearly 20,000 experts and amateur beekeepers alike backing the project.