i live in Chemung county in upstate NY:
1. caught a swarm today i will put 2:1 feed to it starting tomorrow...what are it's chances?
2. my other hives i took out the excluders after the spring flow and they seem to want to do nothing but lay brood. should i try to drive them down or might they still pack in with the golden rod?
3. i popped the top on one hive and they have got some seriously dark honey in there,,great tasting but not sure but may have left a bit of astringent aftertaste..what might this be?