The middle of Aug. I robbed the hives, took of all the supers and left two hive bodies (both full of either honey or brood/eggs) and treated for the first time ( I have varroa mites)... I used the menthol towels. Well, it has rained every day since then--any where from a drizzle to inches per day. Yesterday was perfect and time to inspect hives--clean out/ off bottom boards and retreat. When I entered them I was amazed at the lack of honey/pollen in the brood box! Had lots of eggs, brood, larva and bees garlore.
Will they have time to fill the frames back up or should I think about feeding them? We have about 3 arces of buckwheat, clover and there are many fall /last summer plants in full bloom.