I'm in Killingworth. I'm seeing the same thing. In the morning around 6:30 am, they're already piling in and out of the hives like crazy, just like they were during spring flow. It almost seemed like there was no dearth this year. Or a very short one. I was a little late pulling honey off and when I did, I noticed they had eaten some of it, so it must've slowed down at least for a bit. But most years I have some sort of robbing emergency and need to install robbing screens and rub vaporub all over the hives to settle things down. This year.....none of that.
I noticed golden rod already starting to come out about a week ago, and now I'm seeing tons of it. I'm thinking because of the extremely rainy year we've had that maybe this years golden rod flow will be legit. I'm hoping so, because everybody says how good that honey is and I'm yet to try it.
A forum community dedicated to beekeeping, bee owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about breeding, honey production, health, behavior, hives, housing, adopting, care, classifieds, and more!