Chives- pruning?

Chives- pruning?

I planted some chives last year, but this year the plant is really taking off, and is sending up flower buds for the first time. I know with some herbs, like basil, the flowers need to be removed to keep the plant alive, but since the chives are a perennial I'm not sure what to do. If I just let it flower, what happens? The flowers are so pretty, but I want to have chives to eat for the rest of the season, too. I can't seem to find a straight answer online.
Hello, I’m new.

Hello, I’m new.

Fuzzy little plant

Fuzzy little plant

I’m sure this isn’t new to you seasoned gardeners.

I’m sure this isn’t new to you seasoned gardeners.

Couch help!

Couch help!

Plant ID help please

Plant ID help please

A Case for bush (dwarf?) beans

A Case for bush (dwarf?) beans