Wow June was a busy month for me and the bees. The big nectar flow started the second or third week of June. I put some honey suppers on early. Things never really took off though. It was unseasonably hot and we were 2 or 3 inches behind on rainfall. I think that slowed the flow. We finally got some rain and I hope we will see some nectar coming in full boar now. The sweat clover around here is the main nectar provider. The yellow sweat clover is finishing up but the white sweat clover has just started to bloom. I am hopping it will provide some honey.
I got two swarm calls in June and I caught both swarms. I had a swarm move into one of my bait hives and I did a cutout in Dakota City. I ordered some local NUCs and they were delayed due to cold weather so I just got the four of them in place by July 4th. All in all eight new hives. That is a lot of increase in one month! I need a break.
I will keep a close eye on all the new hives and make sure every hive has room to make some honey with what is left of the summer.