I'm "newly registered in Cental Florida" also. I'm in SE Volusia Co., south of New Smyrna Beach. I bought my bees from Scott/"Hardwood" just a couple of months ago. Thank you!!
One of my hives is still laying eggs, but the other (with somewhat more bees in the colony) seems to have really slowed down the larvae production. Plenty of capped brood & capped drones, though.
Have other Cent. FL beekeepers noticed a slow down in egg laying / larva production? Perhaps we're in between the flows?
This same hive has gotten more fiesty. Yellow jackets?