Re: Anyone else having a lot of bees turn nice to junk in a month or make honey and d
I have heard lots of reports of swarming the past month and have experienced some of the same problems as well. In our case it just seemed that our bees were ahead of the season and when running a lot of singles it becomes a delicate balance when the bees are ready weeks ahead of the main flow. The hives that "plugged out" in Texas swarmed the worst while the bees that were hauled north as doubles have had no swarming problems and have an extra full medium of honey on them up to this point which is rarely the case. The hives in general look quite healthy but we will no doubt see lower production from those hives that swarmed and will no doubt lose a few that didn't "catch" a queen.
"People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney