Well, I was going to split the hive in the back yard about
June 15th, thinking 'this dry weather can't go on much longer'.
(Western IL about 90 miles N of St. Louis)
This is, according to every old farmer I've talked to, '1954 all over again'; and some are saying '1936'.
Dad always referred to 54 as 'the year the corn burned up', it was 114 in St. Louis on July 14, 1954.
Corn here is done, toasted, finished, rung down the curtain and joined the Choir Celestial, 70-80 bushels per acre will be 'great' if they get that much on average.
How's things elsewhere ?