I live west of Austin, Texas in the hill country on, what is normally 18 wildlower covered acres, if there is such thing as normal anymore. This is my 1st year with bees and I will ultimately have 5 colonies this year, 4 from nucs and one trapped swarm. Seems like the drought is really affecting many of my central texas piers. I wish we were having a year like last year, for our bees to prosper. I guess it is just a matter of survival for now, sort of like work and the economy. Looking forward to everyone's wisdom.