Florida honeybee populations were adversely affected this period by several factors: loss of nectar flow, storms, and exotic pests; to name a few. These conditions contributed to diminished bee colony numbers which resulted in loss of income to beekeepers. Florida bee keepers depend upon spring honey flows to bolster their investment income for the year. 2017 was a failure for orange blossom honey. Palmetto and gall berry sources did not adequately produce in the late spring.