I had my shipping container open all day today. I have one super in the container that is wet with honey. The super in the container did not have one robber bee in there all day today. So the bees are finding something.
The nectar will start getting spotty now. Some beekeepers will be getting some nectar, other beekeepers may be seeing a slowing down in nectar production. Honey can be pulled and extracted anytime now. If you already treated for mites you can leave your supers on for a while yet. Beekeepers who have not treated for mites should get that on the front burner. The long term forecast according to WCCO morning weather guy is a 40% chance of above normal temperatures from the 18th to the 24th of August. Mite treatments (Formic Acid) may be too warm to use.
|You can see the Goldenrod blooming at the back of the photo. The yellow blossoms are just coming out in the foreground.|
|Purple Loostrife is a noxious weed that should not be propagated. But if it is there, the bees work it.|
|Spotted Knapweed is another noxious weed. It puts out an excellent honey.|