Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to check before I harvest from my Flow Hive?
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It is important to check that the Flow Frames are fully capped and ready, before harvesting.
If it is your first time, we recommend that you open the hive (with a smoker and protective gear) and lift out the Flow Frames for inspection so that you get to know what that end-view window is telling you. It’s not uncommon for bees to fill the frames in different ways – some frames may appear full, while the centre remains empty and some colonies will fill a frame and avoid the last cells in the window.
With time and observation, you will learn to gauge when a frame is ready to be harvested.
When you are ready to harvest honey from your Flow Hive, have a look at our harvesting checklist, video and infographic in our resources section.