Requeening A Bee Colony

Requeening a Colony Requeen a honey bee colony every year for better performance and production. The serviceable life of 99 percent of the queens is exhausted by the end of her second year in the colony. Requeening every other year is the least desirable practice....

December Beekeeping Activity

December Beekeeping Activity December actually usually has quite a lot of fair weather here in the South.  Watch the weather predictions and plan to do a varroa mite treatment on one of those fair weather days.  You can do this last treatment any time after brood is...

November Beekeeping Activity

November Beekeeping Activity Recommended activity includes: Rake all leaves and dead grass away from the colony to prevent fire. Cut tall grass. Fence apiary to protect the colonies from livestock. Feed one gallon of a two to one sugar syrup with 7/8 teaspoon...

October Beekeeping Activity

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...

September Beekeeping Activity

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...

August Beekeeping Activity

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...

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