Looks like our heavy flow will continue a little longer.
We had the third most rain on record for the month of June in West Michigan. It has made for one heck of a honey flow and mosquito flow as well. We have been having heavy showers and then several days of record high temps already this July. Just had a storm blow through that dumped a ton of rain and moved on now we are back to blue sky and sun. It knocked one of my top covers of and with the ventilated inner cover gave the hive a good soaking. Hopefully the brood and eggs are ok.
Last year my new hives were lucky to draw out both hive bodies and start a honey super before the season ended. This year they have already filled drawn both hive bodies and filled a honey super. two have filled two honey supers and one has filled three honey supers. And these are all packages I installed in April.
Anyone else in West Michigan seeing the same thing? And as I am only a two year beek is this what I should expect for the most part? I was a little un prepared I guess as I only had enough supers to put two on per hive figuring they would be like my hives last year. Now I have to extract to get empty supers and I am waiting for foundation from Dadant.