I started beekeeping this year and got my first two hives (which were last year’s splits) start of april. I let them fill up their brood box, gave them a second one after ten days, and put on the flow super on April 30th. and did the honey comb transfer in that action. They had to draw out their combs from starter strips or nothing, since I didn’t have drawn comb. On may 4th I noted that the flow frames were being worked on, but no honey yet. First honey was seen on may 13th. First harvest from this hive was on june 24th with 1,5kg from one frame, june 30th 4,3kg from 2 frames. This hive was used to get three combs for testing 3 other hives, which I supposed where queenless (they were not) and I made a split.
The other hive didn’t do that well. I made a split, as they were very strong and wanted to swarm. They swarmed anyway, which weakened them quite a lot, as I also destroyed all queen cells I found just before, not knowing they had already decided to get out. So that hive was put back quite a bit, but I was able to harvest about 4kg just a few days ago (my mother took two glasses of fresh honey as a present to my cousins wedding, which happened last weekend).