The First 2016 Honey
There is a giant flow happening during the past several days. I know black locust just opened three days ago, and a tiny bit of clover is blooming too. I suspect something else is happening as well, but the brood boxes are getting mighty heavy. I'm going around as quickly as possible with honey supers. Here is one of the first hives storing in the surplus boxes that I added several days ago. This particular hive has two honey boxes in freshly-filled condition: I will never tire of sharing a picture of the first honey of the year, but I've also learned not to get too excited about the late May flow. While it can be wonderful and widespread, it usually turns out localized and shortened by rain. I nonetheless, very cautiously, hope that this year will be a bounteous exception!