It seems this year is not as productive for my bees. I know this is not the case for everyone but I won't be taking any honey till the fall and then we'll see. Hive #1 and #3 are both new hives - plenty of bees in each hive and they look strong and healthy. Hive #4 is also a strong hive. I'll say again the weather this year has been different. Right now we are in the hot, muggy and thunderstorm period and I expect more of the same for the next several weeks. Then we'll probably hit the hot and dry spells in August and September. And I have left the jars on the hives - I'll probably be feeding so it just makes more sense - will be one less thing to do later on.