You are 3 hours north of me, and this spring is the worst nectar flow my bees have seen in the 4 years since I started beekeeping. I had a bad orange blossom flow, though not sure why. Cooler than average March, and I think my bees have more competition this year with the commercial apiaries. Maybe citrus greening played in, not sure. All I know is that I got about a quarter of what I thought I was going to with orange blossom. Then the Saw Palmetto, very poor flow there too. Low humidity, cooler than usual. My bee area even less rain than some other local areas. There's a lot of open nectar and supers partially filled in my strong hives. I leave them plenty to get them through til fall flow, but so disappointed with spring harvest. I'm almost out of honey for sales already.
Originally Posted by crazylocha
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF