Well got up to visit my 2 hives on Tuesday and was shocked at what I found
Hive #2 - my strongest hive, had eggs, open and sealed brood, good population. But no honey. I found little groups of bees just sucking away at little remaining patches of honey. They were very aggressive towards me. No wonder, they are almost starving. A few frames looked like they had been robbed, with the cappings torn away.
Hive #1 - also strong with all the necessary ingredients in similar condition, but they had a bit of honey.
I emailed Serge Labesque, a prominent beekeeper here in California and told him about my hives. His response was that the wet, cooler weather has prevented the bees from foraging. With their strong numbers, they are stuck in the hives and eating away at the honey. He told me to feed for a few days until the warmer weather sets in.
I placed ziplock baggie's in both hives. I am sort of in shock about it all. I mean we are at the end of May and they have no honey.