Bee related information that doesnt fit any where else
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I have definitely been getting that "off butterscotch" smell coming from my hives at the house and at McLeansville for the last week. I don't know if it is goldenrod or aster, but the bees are getting into something and are taking longer to empty the dilute honey water I have out in one of my external (not boardman) jar feeders here at the house.
With the first day of fall comes the "stink" of goldenrod and aster nectars curing in the hive. At least, that is what is happening with my hives at the house. The bees are very active and showing less interest in the feeder jar of honey water I keep at the back of the yard. You don't really have to get too close to the hives to pick up the smells of fall.