It looks like good new for us beekeepers in the heartland. I heard this news story today on the radio. After some phone calls I have this link to share.http://www.kbia.org/post/drought-should-have-little-impact-honey-producers So it looks like the drought will have little impact on some honey harvests, depending on what your bees are foraging on and as long as there have an nearby, adequate water source. Handy water means less time and bees bringing water to the hive. Those foragers can focus on nectar. I ran into an old timer beekeeper at the farmer's market this weekend. He thought, in this 100 degree heat, that bees needed a couple of gallons of water a day :!: to keep the hive cool.