when in a good season there ought to be lively work
There come times, however, when the feeding must be rushed, and there can be no puttering with getting one colony to store for another. One of those times came in the year 1902. The second week in June, at the time when in a good season there ought to be lively work piling on supers, I found nearly every colony on the point of starvation. If there was any difference, the strongest colonies were the worst.
— Forty Years Among the Bees, by Dr. C(harles). C. Miller. Second Edition—Fourth thousand (Chicago, 1906) : 105