the winter here in the desert southwest has been far drier than normal.
so it looks like the honey crop is rather slim this year. (at least in Arizona).
(of course some folks have bees near alfalfa, so they won't be hurt as much).
the other impact for us, is the fact that there are fewer swarms. I do a little of that on the side (bee removal). so our ag revenue will be lower here in 2018.
less moisture in the soil -> less nectar in the plants -> less honey in the hive -> and the hive also will not grow as much so -> fewer divides we can make.