What a mess. I opened up my hives this weekend and found 1 hive very very light. Next hive only a little light, but the queen had laid full patterns in the upper most box, supposed to be honey super. This keeps happening to me. I swear I am going to get excluders. This was the 5th medium on the stack. Next hive fair stores, a bit light. 4th hive, my mean hive, I didnt do squat with them. I opened it up and started going through it and said nope. Not going to. They make it or not. All hives in regard to population look like mid summer, very populous and in at least the one hive the queen is still laying like its not fall out there. This seems crazy to me. All hives are now 5 mediums deep and in various states, brood, honey, eggs. I cant easily pull one box. Looks like I will go through winter 5 deep on everything. Comments on this??
So... shouldnt I be seeing a reduction in hive populations?? Is everyone else seeing perfect full frame capped brood patterns?? I just hope this works out and golden rod keeps giving something. My hives do not smell of goldenrod at all though. I am seeing purple asters now that I know what they look like. Isnt it late for asters???