You see, last summer the weather was horrible. The bees worked their butts off like usual but it just rained and rained. When it didn't rain, it was cold and cloudy. The result was the poorest honey harvest in Ontario--ever.
That was our inaugural year and it was pretty easy going from our end. The hives built their numbers slowly. The honey harvest was very modest. Overall it wasn't too much work for Dad and I.
They were bringing in tons of honey... and they were running out of room.
Even the beekeeping suppliers ran out of supers and there was one week when the honey was overflowing and I had no supers to give them.