September 21, 2014

September 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Family Honey Harvest

Harvest fall honey crop and remove supers around September 10-20. Extract ripe honey. Partially filled supers should be fed back to the bees above the inner cover. Reduce  entrances, apply brood medications and apply mite treatments after the supers are  removed from hives. Feed heavy (2:1) medicated (Fumagillin) syrup or frames of honey to hives low on honey stores. Prevent hives … [Read more...]

August 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Harvest honey the 1st week of August if not done in July. Photo: Tim Forrester

Harvest honey the 1st week of August if not done in July. Super hives during goldenrod bloom if needed. If summer honey was not harvested, top super for goldenrod/fall honey flow. Unite weak hives and position brood and honey stores in anticipation of winter. If you were not able to attend EAS in Rhode Island, ask somebody who did about … [Read more...]