Re: Oct 1st today who's still extracting honey???
I've been finished for awhile, and am almost done with feeding. Three more yards and some nucs to top off, and it's time to pick up feeders and wrap.
We had a good crop in this area, and some hobbyists say their best ever. Mine was a bit above average. Don't have a final colony count, but it's over a hundred pound average. I supered extra early because of all the swarm reports coming from beekeepers in the south, and then mid-atlantic, and then connecticut...
Every bloom seemed to yield nectar. Starting with maple, the bees were in the supers right off. Sumac was the best I've seen. Decent clovers, and a great basswood flow. Goldenrod started two weeks early...saw goldenrod blooming on June 28??...smelled it on August 6, and not much happened. Flow ended soon after EAS meeting. Hives were light and I was figuring on heavy feeding. But, something came in in September and filled up the brood nests. Small White Aster I think. Only normal feeding required this year.