Wondering about aroma hives have
I have supers on several hives already which is about 2-3 weeks earlier than normal. I actually think "normal" has been too late but I've followed the direction of mentors in several years past and did what they do.
I've been keeping bees for 4 years now and will start putting supers on as I did this year.
I noticed all my hives are working a lot and bees are everywhere. All the hives have a very distinctive aroma that I can't seem to put my finger on. I know I've smelled this same aroma before though.
Currently the biggest nectar source is Red (Swamp?) Maple. A lot of dandelion too but not nearly enough to impact the amount of nectar.
Anyone know if Red Maple nectar is aromatic?