Cold temps and some Beek messing with their honey can make a nice hive mean
. We leave all goldenrod honey for the bees to overwinter, basically we stop taking any honey sometime in August, not liking to feed unless really needed and not really knowing how the flow will turn out.
It is very true. Not all blooms and flows are equal, goldenrod can be funny some years producing very little nectar and fooling unaware beekeepers.
Just because a flower blooms does not always mean honeybees can use it or that nectar is available from the flower.