While April and May were wet due to rain, June was dry and hot. We got two beneficial rains about a week apart. Ticks don't seem any worse this year than in the past. I began harvesting honey last week. I am half through and what I thought was going to be a low honey harvest year has turned out to be quite nice. However, I have a problem I would just as soon not have. One group of my bee hives is sitting on 30 acres or so of sunflowers. They are in full bloom and my bees are working, bitterweed and not sunflowers!