That 300 pounds of honey is going to make alot of people happy, yeah, yeah, yeah!!!!!
KathyP, I don't think that I will get any honey this year for ourselves. THis is my year of building up.
I checked the colonies in depth a couple of days ago, they are storing honey in their brood chambers big time, but that is for them. I have honey supers on all of them and they may still yet get something inside, we'll see. We still have a massive flow going on, the annuals and perennials around my place are covered in bees all the time, we have yet to the end of September (or later) for the bees to still be gathering lots of nectar. Around the 3rd week (or like last year middle) of October, then we experience frost kill. It is kind of a bummer, because we can have frost kill, and then the rain comes and warms everything back up again. So, it varies significantly from year to year. But I know for surely, there is over a good month left where the bees can gather and process nectar.
About BEE C. Don't know where he is at with honey gathering. Saw him the other day and things are going great over at his place as far as building up, nuc creation and splits. Yeah!!!!
Our summer has been crappy as far as weather goes. So much rain, cloudy days, lots of sunny, warm, hot, beautiful days too. But so intermittent. Here the bees could not take full advantage of the blackberry flow in June because of the dark, wet month that it was. I really think that set things back hard, the blueberry flow that was prior to blackberry was not very good either. Last year we had almost 3 months without rain, maybe 4 or 5 days rain during those months. THat was unusual and very strange. THis year the exact opposite. Go figure MOther Nature eh? Have a wonderful day, beautiful life, and love this life. Cindi