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...

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...