This newbee is trying to figure out what to be prepared for in the next month.
We have been blessed with rain throughout the summer. The last few weeks have been very hot and moist. I would say that this has been one of the wettest summers in recent history around my local area. With all this water things are very green...I've given up on cutting my grass, have ruled out a herd of goats as I'm going straight for a herd of elephants. We've been blessed...
Am I probably right that when things start popping open and blooming that it will be a heavy flow...if it doesn't get washed away? Being a newbee I'm still short on drawn out comb and can definitely use more...lots more. Do I work the bees like I did in the spring with supers of foundation? Will they draw out comb as they did in the spring? It makes sense that they would, but...I'm a newbee.
If they put up more than a super of goldenrod per hive should I go ahead and extract the surplus?
I feel like I'm just bumbling along here and probably not even asking the right questions. Any pointers are definitely appreciated.
I know that lots of you have suffered drought, my prayers are with you all for some much needed rain. As I mentioned, this has been a strange summer for us...much more rain than normal. Some of the weather that we've had the last couple of weeks reminds me strongly of the 1/2 day before a hurricane makes landfall in the Florida panhandle...blustery, rainy, misty, really odd...but, I'll take it!!