Hello everyone and I hope you will help me to puzzle this,
This is my third summer of Beekeeping and I have 4 hives now.
I did the inspection of all my hives yesterday (hopping to get some honey) and was very much disappointed.
- 3 hives have no honey at all, even in the brood boxes; they have brood, pollen, good activities, a lot of bees; healthy.
- 1 hive has total of 4 frames of honey, brood and pollen in the brood boxes. Good activity, plenty of bees.
My previous inspection before yesterday was on 7/17/2011.
All 4 hives were doing very well - a lot of honey (more than enough) in the brood boxes, brood, pollen; 2 hives started working on the honey supers. I was really happy to see that.
And... now all honey storage is gone? This is happened to me a second time - last year and this year.
Last year, I did not get any honey and I had to feed them. But, they were not that strong from the beginning of the season, and I thought maybe it was not a good season.
Two seasons on the row look like a pattern...
I thought I was doing so well this year. Thank you to this forum, I was able even to do a split on my own this year and learned a lot from your posts.
Where did all honey (a lot of honey) go? What did I do wrong?
I am not thinking about myself; I am worrying about the bees. I have to feed them again…
Thank you for all your inputs.