It is possible to harvest from a Flow Hive at any time of the day or night because there is no need to open the hive. This means the regular concerns of chilling or disturbing the bees on cold or windy days do not apply.

We have found the bees are often calmest in the late afternoon, and at this time the honey in the hive is likely to be warmest and may flow more easily, so this can be a good time to harvest.

Also check out our harvesting checklist.