• Add supers as needed.
• Remove entrance reducers.
• Harvest honey at the end of July or when the honey flow slows.
• Place an empty super on hives that have honey in the 2nd brood chamber or above a queen excluder (inner cover) on hives that have mostly brood in both brood chambers.
• Colonies with excessive brood and large adult bee populations should be left with a super full of honey at harvest time.
• Monitor Varroa populations.
• A mite treatment may be necessary prior to supering for the fall honey flow or in lieu of fall honey production.
• Did you register your bee hives with our state apiarist like you were supposed to in June?.
• Register for EAS (Eastern Apiculture Society) Conference – August 10-14, 2015 at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada – Highly recommended for any Beekeeper who want to raise their levels of skill and knowledge.
This monthly post is adapted from “The Beekeepers Calendar, A Year In The Apiary-Central Maine” by Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist