I'm starting to see bright orange pollen coming in.
Got my first whiff of goldenrod today at one of my hives.
Stopped the truck today near a ditch with goldenrod that was blooming. Saw bees all over it! I hope they were mine!
Smell of golden rod was strong in the yard last weekend have supers on several hives. Most are still packing on nectar. Also noticed a few frames of drones up in the supers lol queen had to cross 2 full mediums of capped honey to get to the open comb. Oh well that's what you get for running an unlimited brood nest. Funny thing is I have about 50 % of my hives evicting adult and pupal drones and the other 50% laying more drones.... Lol!
Will return next week to see what they have stored
Saw several patches of goldenrod still blooming strong, bees working every frond of yellow
Checked some hive weights by hand today they are starting to fill up again. I'd hate To have a late season swarm from overcrowding. I left a few supers on the strongest hives as they are getting heavier and still have a billion bees in them
A few supers look full with dark honey. Will get some more accurate weights next week
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