First post in a while. I've been insanely busy with beekeeping and produce...well, and the holidays.
Up to thirty colonies this year even with the allergy I developed to bee venom. Hoping to double again this year.
Total yield was right about 80 pounds per colony average. I had several that produced zero, one of which has starved already this winter. I had a couple that produced well over 300 each.
Overall the year was good. No real heavy dearth and not a single day above 98. We had a general bloom that lasted from May till September. Our early season Black Locust/Spring Honey was weak because of a cool snap with rain. But beiing able to harvest a darker thistle filled later season honey more than made up for it.
So, a little shy of 2400# this year.