Our last local bee club meeting was July 27, some were discussing feeding now, 1 of the commerical beek said he had already started so his hives would build up more to be ready for fall flow. Since every thing has been about a month early this year they figure fall flow may be here in Sept. This beek has hives scattered all around locally, has appr.800 hives and I think I heard him say spring and summer harvest was 150 drums.
It seems like he feeds sugar to let the bees make "sugar-honey", takes it all, then feeds-takes-feeds.
I am curious as to how many "drums" of syrup he put into to get that 800 out.
Around here most club beeks take only surplus honey and don't feed between flows at all.