How many boxes do you start with? Add supers only when the previous super is 80% full. After extracting, don't put the supers back on. This will force the bees to fill their brood chamber with nectar.
Please inspect the brood chamber and report your findings.
What does this mean? The supers have 9 frames. Most have small areas of capped honey onone side, and totally uncapped on the other side. There were a few frames that were capped on both sides. At this time of the year golden rod has bloomed, the gesese are flying and the weather is changing, meaning we are at or near the end of any significant flow. It has been a lost year for me, and now that I have a serious health proble, sadly it may be my last.
Did you find any eggs or larvae?
And you have the same queen all those years?
Maybe this is no longer your best hive, after many years.
For sure, this is not the same hive, whatever it is.
Plannerwgp - I am not that far from you, about 90 miles, so our weather was similar. Your inspection report was rather cursive.
First of all, it is hard to complain of lack of honey with that high of a swarm rate. The easiest way to make more honey is to prevent swarming. We have not seen evidence of a swarm in decades. It can be done.
Did you see ANY bees that died hatching with their tongues out?
How old is your brood comb?
No I do not have the same queen. They were allnew this year and several were replaced after swarming. Sorry I was not clear.