November 23, 2017

July 2015 – The Beekeepers Calendar

A Junior Beekeeper in Maine

A Junior Beekeeper in Maine

• 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

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