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 no longer present in the hives – usually by Thanksgiving. Oxalic acid – either vapor or trickle – can be done almost any time regardless of the temp. MAQS requires a day warm enough for the bees to fan – preferably 2-3 in a row. OA vapor doesn’t even require opening the hive.