Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to check before I harvest from my Flow Hive?
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What do I need to check before I harvest from my Flow Hive?

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.

What do I need to check before I harvest from my Flow Hive?
What do I need to check before I harvest from my Flow Hive?

Watch this Facebook Live with Cedar Anderson: "Inspecting Flow Frames [Before Harvesting]"

Watch this Facebook Live with Cedar Anderson: “How to tell when your Flow Hive is ready to harvest"