Another year in the beeyad is winding down. Not at all happy with where we are. Too danged hot, dry and what a dearth of nectar and pollen for the late summer. A little tropical weather would have been nice. Looks like we are about 25 inches or so behind in rainfall. Now I am hoping for a little cooler weather to slow foraging down along withthe need for asa much stores. Noticed the bees shut down on brood rearing a lot earlier this year. I am asumming a lot of environmental factors but I also ran a lot of Carniolan/VSH cross queens so I am wondering if this is alos a factor.
Norht Fl Fair has come and gone with another good honey show sponsored by the Aplachee Beekeepers Assn. We won a few ribbons so we are happy for that.
Persimmons are really getting ripe now, nothing better than a ripe persimmon.
Got the wood heater fired up already. Yes it gets cold in North Florida. Last year we burned about 5 cords of wood.
The winter solstice is a little over 5 weeks away and with it we will start a new bee season. There is a lot to do to get ready.