My girls have been going nuts over the last week or so collecting what appears to be goldenrod pollen! There's al 15 acres field only 1.1 miles away and it's in full bloom; another half mile and the goldenrod acreage expands to another 70 acres. All of this GR acreage was farmland up until 40 years ago and the GR has taken over.
I'll start removing the supers in maybe another six weeks and extracting the honey; here's hoping that the late season honey tastes good but even it isn't that great, I'll feed it back to the hives. If anyone has a more knowledgeable idea, please let me know since I'm on a one-year beek.