I have only gotten excess honey for the past couple of years because I just started a year before that. I have been pulling my supers at the beginning of August partly because that's when the goldenrod flow starts here. I was under the impression that goldenrod can give the honey a slightly bitter taste so I decided to let the bees start putting it away for themselves for the winter. I figured that would give them time to collect it, dry it and cap it before the flows stopped in the fall. What is your opinion of the goldenrod flow? I am getting the impression that a lot of people try to get harvest it too. If that's the case, when would you pull everything and still give them time to put away plenty of winter stores? I winter in two deeps and a medium. I have been pulling all supers at the beginning of August, adding an empty super for them to fill for themselves along with usually filling most if not all of the upper deep.