Cheatham County Beekeepers BlogThis content is intended to be an information source on bees and beekeeping for the entire community.
October Beekeeping Activity Recommended Beekeeping Activity for October Place entrance reducers in the entrance. Check each colony for a laying queen. Treat with Terramycin every seven days until three treatments are completed to prevent diseases or use an extender...read more
September Beekeeping Activity Recommended Beekeeping Activity Requeen colonies that you did not requeen in August or that rejected the introduced queen in August. Consolidate frames in supers that may have some empty space for storage of fall nectar flow. Fill supers...read more
August Beekeeping Activity Recommend beekeeping activity includes Check brood nest for diseases. Check for swarm cells in mountain areas. Remove surplus honey leaving some space in supers for late summer and fall flow. Colonies will need 40-60 pounds of honey for...read more
July Beekeeping Activity July is time to harvest Honey in TN – it is ready by now if it ever will be, and you need to get it off of hives so that you can treat for Varroa mites. The market for local honey is quite good in our area with prices as high as $18 per quart...read more
June Beekeeping Activity By the middle of June the honey flow has usually tapered off quite a lot, and the danger of swarming should be about over if you have done your part so far. There will still be a few flowers around but the large populations of bees will be...read more
May Beekeeping Activity May is normally when our main honey flow happens – If you and your hives aren’t ready to take advantage of it by May 1 you are going to miss it. Everything blooms in May. Hive populations will be at or near maximum. You should be doing...read more