Sorry if this is a dumb question, but it seems the answers vary greatly.
With a new hive this year (started in May), when should we start harvesting the honey?
How do we know when the time is right?
When would it be too late?
Bees were installed in early May, (missed the spring fruit trees)
Second Deeps went on June 1st, with good brood production.
First Honey Super went on in Late June.
First Honey Super was full by End of July, so added the second super (left the first one in place).
First frost (or snow) can be anywhere from Mid September to Mid October.
Additional details: http://beesandblooms.blogspot.com/