** Honey production is down over most of the Upper Peninsula. 1/2 super per hive seems to be the average.
-very little recovery after the cool wet July.
-if your hives had a more normal year,please let me know.
*** With less honey produced and stored by our bees, more feeding is being done. 2 sugars to 1 water.
**** Although opinions vary(like most things in beekeeping),winterizing your hives usually take place the end of October or early November.
***** The Michigan Beekeepers' Association conference in Flint is October 25 & 26th --http://www.michiganbees.org/