The cool wet weather has left the bees sitting in their hive consuming the feed and raising their brood. We have had few days the bees can forage in force and when they have the blooming plants have come and gone because of the weather. Honeysuckle around here last for 2 weeks in the spring and the supers are generally full. Not this year, as it has rained for nearly 2 weeks keeping the bees from bring much if any of it in. Same with the maple, fruit, hawthorn, dandelions. Now the blackberries are blooming and it's raining again today. Hopefully the weather straightens itself out soon!I am not sure if anyone else is experiencing it, but in my case I have hives on 10 frames full and barely any honey. Is this year that bad or is there still time to make up for it?
I mean i have 1 deep box (10 frames) full of brood and bees, yet the super above them has barely any honey
Bees make honey, empty boxes do not. It is likely your hived swarmed if you are not filling both boxes with bees by now. We run a single deep brood chamber, with most hives starting to fill two or three frames.
The scale hive went up 13 lbs in 14 days, so if you have bees, there is a little something out there.