It’s May 28th. Do your hives look like this in Ohio?
10 of the 14 hives in this apiary look this strong right now. The 2nd to the top super was added to the hive just 2 weeks ago and most hives already have a significant amount of honey in it or have it filled and were building comb on the top of the bars. They desparately needed more space and I added yet another super this trip (the top super shown in the picture). Also keep in mind that 3 or 4, 5 frame mating nucs were made up from each of the hives in this yard just 6 weeks prior to this picture.
Not all hives look this good, but a large number of them do and I account much of it to the effort made last year to requeen nearly all of my hives and improve the stock. I must say I’m very happy with the result. The down side is that it’s going to be a real chore lifting off all the honey to get down to the brood nest to pull larvae for grating on some of these that are breeder queens.