Illinois Bee Conditions 
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 Illinois Bee Conditions

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CHGO-AMS SEPTEMBER 3, 1997
VERSTRATE-YAKIMA
CC: LONG-WASH
HONEY REPORT

                                ILLINOIS

Dry conditions had continued to adversely affect collections activities the
first of the month.  Only extreme Southeastern sections reported adequate
rainfall.  Temperatures had been cooler than normal in most areas.

By mid-month cooler than normal temperatures and adequate precipitation
helped green up fl{*filter*}sources.  Late in the month only the extreme West
Central reported short soil moisture.  Temperatures remained below normal in
Northern areas while high humidity and hot temperatures were experienced in
Central and Southern areas.

While extraction slowed in some areas due to weather, beekeepers reported
most hives had heavy stores.  Some beekeepers with 8-10 supers had
been looking for additional supers to place on filled hives.  Quality was
generally excellent, which made County and State fair honey sales very good.
Bee's had been working limited Golden Rod and Wild FLowers.

                                INDIANA

First of the month dry conditions were reported over most of the state.  The
West Central and Southern areas were generally the driest.  By mid month most
areas had received much needed precipitation.  Cooler than normal
temperatures, mid month, aided beekeepers in extracting a very good crop of
good quality honey and wax.

Apiary inspections were slowed due to hot temperatures and hives loaded
with honey.

Honey quality was generally excellent with honey sales brisk at County and
State Fairs.

Main fl{*filter*}sources were various blooming wild flowers.

                                WISCONSIN

Weather conditions in most areas continued to be disagreeable for
colonies.

Most of the precipitation for the month continued heavier than normal, while
temperatures had been below normal.

Beekeepers started extractions with many areas reported yields very poor.
Some beekeepers started supplemental feeding.

Beekeepers reported little Brood Rearing had taken place.  Looking at a
good fall flow, beekeepers commented that more heat units were needed to
help fl{*filter*}sources mature.

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