Summer in Full swing

This has been one of the driest summers on record, here in Ontario we have only had one day of rain for the last six weeks. Farmers are fearing for their crops, as things are really behind in terms of growth rate. Honey bees seem to be managing well despite the lack of rain. I am in the hives each week, checking brood patterns to ensure the queen is laying. They seem to be building up well. In terms of honey production, I have put suppers on each hive at the end of May, and the bees have started filling the first suppers to their capacity. Some hives have two suppers on, which is a good sign. The trick with beekeeping is to know when to add those second suppers. I have learned that when the

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