It's enough to really get ya down, isn't it?
Well, I'm happy to report that despite all that, we found a little golden lining this week... we found a little something sweet in 2020...
Our strong last-man-standing original hive from last year has been finding nectar from somewhere (despite the drought-then-flood and early heat) and has managed to fill out their own stores in their bottom boxes and a honey super just for us (or at least that's how we'd like to see it)!
Six medium frames (we could have taken nine), about an hour invested in the process (pre-cleanup), and a gallon and a half later, and everyone was in agreement- this is and forever will be a highlight of this unruly and considerably dismal year.
I'm also happy to report that it's really, really good. Even Audrey agrees.